13th March 2018 marked the return of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail aircraft to the Middle East to continue its service as part of Operation OKRA.
Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to the international effort to combat the Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria.
The E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning, control and surveillance aircraft plays a critical role in Operation OKRA, as it contributes to the control and tactical movement of aircraft over Iraq and Syria to ensure safety and mission success.
Approximately 70 Australian military personnel are deployed to the Australian Air Task Group in the Middle East Region as part of Operation OKRA.
Australian Department of Defence
March 13, 2018