Super Hornets Refueling in Flight
The aircraft were engaged in a refueling operation with a No. 33 Squadron KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport over Queensland's Sunshine Coast, in a good demonstration of the United States and Australia working together to ensure the fighter jets continued their tasking. Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 is a biennial combined Australian and United States (US) training activity, designed to train our respective military forces in planning and conducting Combined Task Force operations to improve the combat readiness and interoperability between our respective forces. This exercise is a major undertaking that reflects the closeness of our alliance and the strength of the ongoing military-military relationship.