For three weeks during Exercise Diamond Shield there was a battle to dominate the airspace off the coast of Newcastle involving Australian and United States fighter jets.

The battle to dominate the airspace on Exercise Diamond Shield

11 June 2019

For three weeks during Exercise Diamond Shield there was a battle to dominate the airspace off the coast of Newcastle involving Australian and United States fighter jets.  

As part of Exercise Diamond Shield candidates from the Air Warfare Instructor Course (AWIC) have been fighting it out as the “blue” force against the United States Air Forces 18th Aggressor Squadron (18 AGRS) who have been playing one of the “red” air elements. 

RAAF Values

RESPECT, EXCELLENCE, AGILITY, DEDICATION, INTEGRITY, TEAMWORK