Air Force sends strategic heavyweights to Exercise Mobility Guardian 17

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has dispatched its two largest aircraft—C-17A Globemaster III transport and KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport—to the United States for Exercise Mobility Guardian 17.

Held in Washington State from 30 July to 12 August 2017, Mobility Guardian 17 is conducted by the US Air Force (USAF) and involves the rehearsal of key air mobility roles.

This includes air-to-air refuelling from the KC-30A and aerial delivery of cargo to a drop zone by the C-17A.