Flight Lieutenant Emma Hazelton, Number 6 Squadron Aviation Medical Officer at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Exercise Red Flag 18-1. The Air Force has deployed more than 370 personnel and eight aircraft to participate in the world’s most complex air warfare training at Exercise RED FLAG Nellis 19-1 in the United States.
Air Commander Australia, Air Vice-Marshal Steve Roberton said there were a number of benefits of Australia participating in the exercise.
“Royal Australian Air Force will train with the United States Air Force (USAF), United States Navy and the Royal Air Force in a complex reconstruction of a modern battlespace,” Air Vice-Marshal Roberton said.
“Up to six F/A-18A Classic Hornets from Number 77 Squadron, one E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft from Number 2 Squadron and one AP-3C (Electronic Warfare) Orion aircraft from Number 10 Squadron have flown over for the exercise.