Up to sixteen RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets from No.1 Squadron assisted the Papua New Guinea Defence Forces with air security over Port Moresby for APEC Leaders Week.
The patrols were launched from RAAF Base Townsville. Papua New Guinea hosted a year-long program of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings throughout 2018.
This program culminated in the Leaders’ Summit of Presidents and Prime Ministers from 21 Pacific Rim member economies from 12-18 November 2018.
The Australian Defence Force supported a safe, secure and successful APEC in 2018 by providing advisory and other assistance to Papua New Guinea security forces at the request of the Papua New Guinea Government.
Credit: Australian Department of Defence
November 19, 2018