Exercise Diamond Storm will run between 5th June 2017 and 27th June 2017, from RAAF Bases Darwin and Tindal continuing the training regime of the Air Warfare Instructors Course (AWIC).
This exercise involves Pilots, Intelligence Officers and Air Combat Officers across a range of Air Force platforms, including F/A-18A Classic Hornets, F/A-18F Super Hornets, E-7A Wedgetail, and C-130J Hercules aircraft.
Conducted by the Air Warfare Centre, the aim of the AWIC is to graduate expert leaders and instructors capable of tactics development, validation and instruction.
The last in a series of training exercises, Diamond Storm will be conducted from RAAF Bases Darwin and Tindal and will operate over the Northern Territory training areas.
The Diamond Series of exercises is designed to integrate people and systems; an objective which is now achievable with the introduction of fifth generation capabilities into the RAAF.
As ADF platforms interact, electronically, so too must the human elements interact more closely to get the greatest benefit from this technology.
The AWIC, developed by the Air Warfare Centre, has done that and each component of the course has prepared our instructors to be effective in the integrated Air Warfare space.
Graduates will provide leadership in the development of future tactics and help determine how those tactics can be used to enhance the ADF’s joint warfighting capability using fifth generation platforms.
The course exercises complex war-like scenarios and the students put their newly developed skills into practice and make decisions which will shape the way Air Force fights in the future; in an integrated war-space using fifth generation platforms.
More than 1000 personnel and around 40 aircraft will participate.
The local communities will be informed of Exercise Diamond Storm activities. During the exercise, flying times will be posted on the website. Air Force will also provide information through NT media.
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