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RAAF and Indonesian Air Force combine for training



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NEWS RELEASE ....Γ. R - \Y\do«J2so-ica. 'Xxe^^u2_Ι ^ σ ^ ί ^ Λ Α - 1DPR 104/95 Friday, 13 October 1995RAAF AND INDONESIAN AIR FORCE COMBINE FOR TRAININGAn Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) C130 Hercules and fifty five air and ground crew will arrive in Australia from Jakarta this weekend, for a five day air transport training exercise.The primary objective of exercise Rajawali Ausindo 95 is to provide training opportunities for Hercules aircrews from both airforces in tactical air drop procedures. The exercise will include on-the-job training for Indonesian Air Force aircraft riggers.Qualified RAAF 36 Squadron aircrew will fly with TNI-AU aircrew in an instructional role during the exercise · which will also b e supported by the RAAF’s Air Movements Training and Development Unit, which specialises in training crews in aircraft loading procedures.Individual squadron training between TNI-AU and RAAF Hercules crews has been carried out annually since 1991, both in Australia and Indonesia.In November, RAAF Tindal in the Northern Territory will host Elang Ausindo 95, a joint exercise involving five F5E aircraft and fifty personnel of TNI-AU 14 Squadron from Ishwahudi in central Java, and F/A-1S Hornets of Tindal based No 75 Squadron.It is the third time the two forces have combined in this type of exercise designed to foster regional engagement and enhance Australian-Indonesian defence co-operation.The previous exercises have been held in Indonesia in 1993 and 1994.Issued by the Directorate of Public Relations, Department of Defence, Canberra ACT, 2600

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Elang Ausindo 95 is scheduled to run from 18-25 November and will emphasise combined training involving basic fighter manoeuvres and air combat tactics between RAAF and TNI-AU

aircraft.

Personnel of both squadrons will also hold discussions on fighter operations.

Indonesian Air Force personnel on Elang Ausindo will b e

supported by a F27 and C l30 Hercules, and the RAAF’s No 2 Control and Reporting Unit will provide airspace co-ordination and ground control intercept support to the exercise.

F u rth e r Inform ation:

Brigadier Adrian D’Hage (06) 265 2929 (b/h)

(018) 633 216 mobile