Friday, August 21, 2015

Indonesian, Australian air force hold joint exercise

The Indonesian and Australian air forces will hold a joint exercise entitled, "Eagle Ausindo 2015" from August 21 to 29, El Tari Air Force Base. Under the joint exercise, the Royal Australian Air Force has deployed a fighter aircraft F-18 Hornet, as well as the C-17 Globe Master.

These advanced aircraft have landed at the El Tari air base in Kupang.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Air Force will deploy five F-16s from the Air Squadron 3, one Super Puma Helicopter from Air Squadron 6 and a C-130 Hercules A-1327 from Air Squadron 31.

The exercise is aimed at improving cooperation in the defense field between the two countries and enhancing the ability of each air force personnel.

More joint exercises will be conducted in Australia, but the time and location are yet to be determined.

Improving Air Force personnels abilities should continue through their maintaining fitness and strength in carrying out their duties as the guardians of Indonesian sovereignty. Antara News


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