Defence will work with United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) during Exercise Teak Action 23. AFSOC 17th Special Operations Squadron (SOS) will be conducting training exercises with their AC-130J Ghostriders from RAAF Base Richmond, around the local area, RAAF Base Williamtown and the Singleton area. They will use airspace and airfields that are commonly utilised by RAAF aircraft at a low level, including night-time flying activity.
Exercise Teak Action 23 provides an opportunity to further build close working relationships between the US and Australia.
The flying activity schedule is subject to change, including short notice cancellation, due to variables such as air traffic control, weather and other aviation considerations.
Safety, noise management and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of Defence flying activities. Participating aircraft will operate with a view to minimising the impact on the local communities.
Imagery of past Exercise Teak Action can be found below:
Exercise Teak Action 2022
Exercise Teak Action 2021
Information about AC-130J Ghostrider can be found on the USAF AC-130J Ghostrider page.
Information about AFSOC Combat Control Teams can be found on the USAF Special Tactics Combat Control page.
For more information, visit the Defence Aircraft Noise website or call 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362).