A number of pilot training aircraft will fly across the Tasman to take part in a joint military exercise.
Four Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) PC-21 aircraft and two JTAC instructors are set to take part in Exercise Raven Kahu — a combined training exercise with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).
The joint exercise, to be held from 8 to 19 August from RNZAF Base Ohakea, is expected to focus on enhancing New Zealand’s Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) and forward air control (Airborne) capabilities.
According to Commanding Officer of No. 4 Squadron, Wing Commander Sean Jobson, the collaboration would further strengthen interoperability with Australia’s closet strategic partner.