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Old 28th February 2022, 01:12 PM
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Nice to see the regular F18 shuttle heading to NTL, one cannot help but wonder as to all the AN124s future and where/if they may relocate their base, itís a significant strategic asset.
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Old 28th February 2022, 02:20 PM
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Hi Mark - the last of the 25 ex RAAF F/A-18s were delivered to Canada months ago. The AN-124 inbound to NTL, UR-82008, is coming from Andersen AFB Guam via Cairns according to FR24. I would surmise that is returning RAAF equipment used in the recent Cope North exercise.
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Old 28th February 2022, 02:32 PM
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Hi Mark - the last of the 25 ex RAAF F/A-18s were delivered to Canada months ago. The AN-124 inbound to NTL, UR-82008, is coming from Andersen AFB Guam via Cairns according to FR24. I would surmise that is returning RAAF equipment used in the recent Cope North exercise.
That makes sense.
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Old 7th March 2022, 06:26 AM
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Hi Mark - the last of the 25 ex RAAF F/A-18s were delivered to Canada months ago. The AN-124 inbound to NTL, UR-82008, is coming from Andersen AFB Guam via Cairns according to FR24. I would surmise that is returning RAAF equipment used in the recent Cope North exercise.
Turns out if was delivering 4 F35s
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Old 7th March 2022, 04:41 PM
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If correct, that's an odd way to deliver F-35s because all the others have flown in to Williamtown and photos of three of the latest to be delivered, A35-043, -046 and -048 landing at Williamtown from Guam on 19 February appeared on the Defence Images Website.
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