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In August 2014, Defence Minister David Johnston announced the intention to purchase two additional KC-30As with one in VIP configuration for transport of the Prime Minister. A formal decision to add a "modest" VIP fitout to one of the KC-30s was made in 2016.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT
There's no a lot going on flying to the AR point. Especially flying out of Australia, it would make a good MQ-4 backup, or addition, with the right sensors.
If we are operating offensively, it is with the help of the US (as their bum buddies ...which is most unfortunate ).
AUSTRALIAN F-111 jets were loaded with bombs ready to attack the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, during the landing of United Nations troops in East Timor, a New Zealand defence expert said last night. Warships were also placed on full battle alert, said David Dickens, director of the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria University, Wellington. He said the Australian-led Interfet force sent to East Timor in September 1999 faced "aggressive probing" from Indonesian aircraft and submarines and was ready to respond at any level.