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Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Australia to operate Peregrine from Cocos Islands

17th March 2021 - 06:31 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands, deep in the Indian Ocean, is a strategic concern for the Australian military.

Australia issued an expression of interest (EoI) on 5 March concerning the construction of an airborne EW and ISR forward operating base on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Tender documentation revealed the infrastructure work is part of Project Air 555 Phase 1, the programme procuring four MC-55A ...

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