Operation SLIPPER is Australia's military contribution to the international campaign against terrorism, maritime security in the Middle East Area of Operations and countering piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
Under Operation SLIPPER, Australian Defence Force personnel contribute to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
The current Air Force contribution to Operation SLIPPER includes C-130 aircraft, C-17 sustainment flights and Heron reconnaissance, surveillance and mission support. In addition, sixty five Air Force personnel comprising Ground Defence Officers, Airfield Defence Guards and Security Police have assumed responsibility for security at Multinational Base-Tarin Kot.
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