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Royal Australian Air Force
The RAAF rotary-wing assets were transferred to the Australian Army in 1989


CHC Renewed SAR Service with RAAF, 16-Apr-18 : CHC signed 30-month contract continuation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide search and rescue at five bases replacing current six S-76 with AW139. CHC also provides SAR to Army and Navy

USAF SAR Exercise Angel Reign in Australia, 01-Jul-16 : US Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk participating in Search and Rescue exercise Angel Reign with the Royal Australian Air Force on the Outer Reef in Townsville July 1-7

Talisman Sabre 2015, 01-Jul-15 : More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in Australia July 5-21.

List of Units

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Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
    12 Squadron1939 1989
    9 Squadron1939 1989

Model Types

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  Sikorsky S-7619902018
  Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk819881989
  SNIA AS350 Ecureuil 1819842000
  B-V CH-47C Chinook 1219741989
  Bell 2055819661989
  SNIA SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III319641967
  Bell UH-1B Iroquois19621984
  Bristol Type 171 Sycamore219511965
  Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5319471964

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