Amberley confirmed as future base for C-27J fleet
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Queensland’s RAAF Base Amberley will be the future operating base for No. 35 Squadron and its forthcoming fleet of 10 C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifters. According to GPCAPT Steven Young, Director Battlefield Airlift Transition Office, Amberley will provide a flexible and efficient basing option and will allow for responsive major deployments due to the fleet’s co-location with C-17A aircraft.
The C-27J fleet will complement the current capabilities of the C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemasters in Australia and is expected to have full operational capability at Amberley by December 2017.