Middle East
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Operations Middle East
Air Force Involvement

Operation SLIPPER

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.

In December 2013,  The Minister for Defence announced the conclusion of the Australian Defence Force's mission in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

In 2014, there are about 400 Australian Defence Force personnel who will advise and train the Afghan National Security Forces. There is a continuing role for RAAF in a range of areas, in the MEAO and at home, including air lift, logistics, support and the Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support.