Australia hosts one of Asia-Pacific’s largest air force exercises

A supplied photo shows a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 35 Squadron C-27J Spartan next to a No. 36 Squadron C-17 Globemaster III ahead of Exercise Pitch Black 2018 at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base in Darwin, Australia, July 23, 2018. Picture taken July 23, 2018. Australian Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The skies over Australia’s northern coastline were filled with air force pilot top guns from 16 nations on Saturday in one of Asia-Pacific’s largest air force training exercises. The tropical northern city of Darwin is hosting 4,000 personnel and 140 aircraft over the next three weeks as air forces from around the […]

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