Australian KC-30A supporting Coalition air operations

An Australian KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft has recommenced operations in the Middle East.

The KC-30A deployment is part of Operation OKRA, supporting the US-led Operation Inherent Resolve mission to defeat Daesh.

Despite its territorial defeat, Daesh continues to pose a security threat in the Middle East region and beyond. The KC-30A will provide important air-to-air refuelling capability, which is essential to sustain effective Coalition air operations in the region.