RAAF Spartan fleet complete

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RAAF Spartan fleet complete (0.40 mins)

On 18 April 2018, a ceremony was held at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Richmond to welcome the tenth and final C-27J Spartan to Australia. In service with No 35 Squadron, the fleet of Spartans provide a battlefield airlift capability for the Australian Defence Force, and are intended to supplement the existing Army and Navy fleet of helicopters in the airlift role. RAAF C-27J Spartans will provide airlift to Defence Operations in warlike environments, as well as support Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief missions, being able to deliver payloads and personnel to airfields that are unsuitable for larger aircraft.

Publish Date 18 Apr 2018
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