Australia to send E-7A Wedgetail to support Ukraine supply effort

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will deploy a single Boeing E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to Germany to help protect the vital gateway of international humanitarian aid and military assistance to Ukraine; a move that demonstrates Australia’s support for the war-torn nation as it continues to defend against the ongoing Russian invasion.

Announced by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on July 10 – following discussions held with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin ahead of his attendance at the NATO Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 11 – this upcoming deployment is expected to begin in October and will see a single RAAF-operated E-7A and up to 100 personnel stationed at an as-yet undisclosed location in Germany for approximately six months. The move comes as part of Australia’s ongoing effort to help protect vital supply routes into Ukraine and to ensure the flow of international military and humanitarian assistance to the nation continues unabated.

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