RAAF flies first combat mission in Iraq

And doesn’t do anything! The fighter bombers did not launch any missiles and both returned safely to their base in the United Arab Emirates.
Significantly, the combat patrol was a self-contained Australian operation with the Super Hornets controlled by a RAAF Wedgetail early warning and control aircraft and refuelled by a RAAF KC30 aerial tanker. It is understood they were airborne for at least seven hours.
Great work if you can get it.  Cruising around in Flight Sim mode Combat mode on combat pay with little threat and no targets, practicing air to air refueling. C’mon, strike a blow,  you’ve have been over there for weeks.  I note the British government debated deploying their attack aircraft on a Friday and they were attacking on Saturday. We are looking lame.    

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