The Royal Australian Air Force is providing assistance during the bushfire crisis on the continent in a number of ways:
- C-17A Globemaster airplanes have transported NH-90 helicopters from New Zealand, water purification and desalination systems, and 80,000-liter and 40,000-liter water tanks for the Very Large Air Tanker reloading base.
- Staged crash-rescue fire engines at helibases to support hot refueling.
- Installed and staffed transportable air traffic control towers.
- C-27J Spartan aircraft assisted in the evacuation of personnel from Mallacoota.
- P-8A Poseidons conducted reconnaissance flights over fire-affected areas.
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Author: Bill Gabbert
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