24 July 2009
RAAF Base Darwin gets a bit busy
RAAF Base Darwin is a little busy with visiting United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft, comprising F-15 Eagle fighter/bombers, KC-135 air-to-air tankers, Seahawk helicopters, E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, in addition to RAAF P-3C Orions from RAAF Base Edinburgh and F/A-18 Hornets from RAAF Bases Williamtown and Tindal.
These Aircraft and support crew from around the USand Australia are playing their part in the biennial Exercise Talisman Saber 09.
A United States Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft at RAAF Base Darwin. In the background is an RAAF 737 BBJ from No 34 Squadron at Canberra.
A pair of United States Navy SH-60F Seahawks -- from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14, stationed aboard aircraft carrier USS George Washington -- on the tarmac at RAAF Base Darwin.
Three United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers sit on the hardstand at RAAF Base Darwin.
Administrative buildings and facilities at RAAF Base Darwin, with two USAF F-15 Eagles in the background.
United States Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft on the ramp at RAAF Base Darwin.
Three United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers share the tarmac at RAAF Base Darwin with a Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 737 BBJ from No 34 Squadron, based at Canberra.
United States Air Force F-15 Eagles lined up at RAAF Base Darwin.
United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagles lined up on the hardstand at RAAF Base Darwin. In the background are USAF KC-135 Stratotankers, used to refuel other aircraft in-flight.