The Royal Australian Air Force trains for a fifth-generation future.


ON FRIDAY JUNE 30 the skies over Royal Australian Air Force Base (RAAFB) Williamtown reverberated to the sound of 45 aircraft as they massed for the ‘Dawn Strike’ exercise. F/A-18A/B Hornets, F/A-18F Super Hornets and an E-7A Wedgetail participated in the friendly force ‘attack’ on Williamtown, with local Red Air defenders trying to fend ofithe strikers. The mission brought to a close the RAAF’s newly established six-month Air Warfare Instructors Course (AWIC) that commenced in January under the RAAF’s Air Warfare Centre (AWC) at RAAFB Edinburgh, and was held at RAAFBs Darwin and Tindal in the Northern Territory.

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