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UK and US sow seeds in Australia for respective Wedgetail programmes

5th September 2022 - 23:41 GMT | by Roy Choo in Darwin

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No.2 Squadron detached an E-7A Wedgetail like this one to RAAF Base Tindal in support of Exercise Pitch Black 2022. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

The UK and US have personnel embedded in Australia to learn the ins and outs of the E-7A Wedgetail.

Australia’s RAAF is hosting UK and US secondments that will better inform their respective E-7 Wedgetail programmes. Indeed, more than two dozen RAF and USAF personnel are embedded with No. 2 Squadron, which operates six E-7As from RAAF Base Williamtown.

Several of these personnel participated in an Exercise Pitch Black 2022 detachment at RAAF Base Tindal.

Maj Christopher Dunn, a USAF E-3 Sentry air battle manager, said the RAAF-US exchange initiative has been going on for a decade, but it has a renewed focus with the USAF having committed to the E-7 to replace the E-3.

‘We’re going to leverage

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Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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