Air Force Spartan embarks on international exercise in New Caledonia

Over the period 13–24 November 2017, 44 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel and a C-27J Spartan transport aircraft will participate in Exercise MHANUU 2017 in New Caledonia.
MHANUU is hosted by the French Armed Forces of New Caledonia (FANC) and involves rehearsing regional humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) scenarios.
As the South Pacific is prone to natural disasters, the Australian Defence Force is committed to working closely with its regional partners to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance as required.