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Photo essay: Australia’s air lift capabilities

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An air force is only as good as its supporting aircraft allows it to be, and for the RAAF, its air mobility capabilities enable it to be one of the most effective mid-sized air forces in the world.

An air force is only as good as its supporting aircraft allows it to be, and for the RAAF, its air mobility capabilities enable it to be one of the most effective mid-sized air forces in the world.

The RAAF's air lift fleet enables it to undertake a variety of roles and responsibilities, including transportation, humanitarian efforts and support for other aircraft.

Last month, the RAAF received the first of its new Dassault Falcon 7X Special Purpose Aircraft, which will provide transport for the Australian government.

The Falcon 7X is being introduced as the RAAF phases out the Bombardier CL604 Challengers, and will complement the RAAF's larger Boeing 737 Business Jets and the specially modified KC-30A MRRT. 

The aircraft will be operated by Number 34 Squadron as part of the Special Purpose Aircraft fleet, based at Defence Establishment Fairbairn in the ACT.

Photo essay: Australia’s air lift capabilities
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