ADF OOB 2017

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Australian Defense Force hypothetical OOB, 2017

Based on data from wikipedia, Scramble, Australian government websites, and the Operasi Seroja OOB - compiled by Blu3wolf 05:55, 17 December 2013 (PST)

Royal Australian Navy

Interestingly, both Fleet Base East (HMAS Kuttabal) and Fleet Base West (HMAS Stirling) are located on Garden Island - though one is in NSW, and one in WA... The RAN is commanded though Naval Headquarters (NHQ) in Canberra. The professional head is the Chief of Navy (CN). Below NHQ are two subordinate commands, Fleet Command and Navy Strategic Command. Navy Strategic Command is the administrative element for training, engineering and logistical support of the RAN. Fleet Command is responsible to CN for command of assigned assets, and to JOC for the provision of operationally ready forces. Fleet Command is headed by the Commander Australian Fleet (COMAUSFLT).

Fleet Command is made up of four Force Commands;

  • Fleet Air Arm
  • Submarine Force
  • Surface Force
  • Mine Warfare, Hydrographic and Patrol Boat Force

HMAS Kuttabal

Sydney, New South Wales.

Fleet Base East - Primary Naval base on the East Coast. Admin, Training Logistics as well as combat forces. Stationed on Garden Island, Sydney.

Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (Replacement for Adelaide class)

1 x MH-60R Seahawk
  • HMAS Hobart
(AWD 01)
  • HMAS Brisbane (Sept 2017)
(AWD 02)
  • HMAS Sydney (2019 - not listed)
(AWD 03)

Anzac Class Frigate

1 x S-70B-2 Seahawk
(FFH 150)
(FFH 155)
(FFH 154)

Adelaide class frigates

2 x S-70B-2 Seahawk
(FFG 03)
(FFG 04)
(FFG 06)
(FFG 05)

Kanimbla class Amphibious

3 x Helicopter spots. Heavy.
2 x LCM-8
  • HMAS Tobruk (Retiring. Replaced by Canberra class LHD.)
(L 50)

Canberra class Amphibious (Both available by 2017)

18 x Helicopter spots.
8 x MRH-90/S-70B Seahawks.
4 x LCM-1E
(LHD 01)
  • HMAS Canberra
(LHD 02)


(L 100)
1 x Helicopter spot. Heavy.
1 x LCU-10
1 x LCM-8


(AOR 304)


HMAS Hobart (AWD 01) Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer
HMAS Brisbane (AWD 02) Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer
HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) Anzac class frigate
HMAS Parramatta (FFH 155) Anzac class frigate
HMAS Ballarat (FFH 154) Anzac class frigate
HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) Adelaide class frigate
HMAS Darwin (FFG 04) Adelaide class frigate
HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05 Adelaide class frigate
HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06) Adelaide class frigate
HMAS Tobruk (L 50) Kanimbla class amphibious
HMAS Adelaide (LHD 01) Canberra class Amphibious
HMAS Canberra (LHD 02) Canberra class Amphibious
HMAS Choules (L 100) Amphibious
ADV Ocean Shield Amphibious
HMAS Success (AOR 304) Replenishment

HMAS Waterhen

Waverton, New South Wales

HMAS Waterhen is used for minor war vessels visiting Sydney.

Huon class minehunters (Under Fleet Base East Command)

(M 82)
(M 83)
(M 84)
(M 87)

Sail Training (Under Fleet Base East Command)

Several minor war vessels and commercially operated support vessels

  • Diving Tender Seal
  • Navigation training vessel Seahorse Mercator
  • Torpedo Recovery Vessel Trevally
  • Minesweeper Auxiliaries MSA Bandicoot and MSA Wallaroo


HMAS Huon (M 82) Huon class minehunter
HMAS Hawkesbury (M 83) Huon class minehunter
HMAS Norman (M 84) Huon class minehunter
HMAS Gascoyne (M 85) Huon class minehunter
HMAS Diamantina (M 86) Huon class minehunter
HMAS Yarra (M 87) Huon class minehunter

HMAS Stirling

Garden Island, Western Australia.


Fleet Base West is located on Garden Island, Perth. It is the Primary base for RAN operations on the West Coast, as well as the home to the only Submarine Escape Training Facility in the southern hemisphere.

Anzac Class Frigate

1 x SH-60 Seahawk
(FFH 151)
(FFH 152)
(FFH 153)
(FFH 156)
(FFH 157)

Collins Class Submarine

(SSG 73)
(SSG 74)
(SSG 75)
(SSG 76)
(SSG 77)
(SSG 78)



HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) Anzac Class Frigate
HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152) Anzac Class Frigate
HMAS Stuart (FFH 153) Anzac Class Frigate
HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) Anzac Class Frigate
HMAS Perth (FFH 157) Anzac Class Frigate
HMAS Collins (SSG 73) Collins Class Submarine
HMAS Farncomb (SSG 74) Collins Class Submarine
HMAS Waller (SSG 75) Collins Class Submarine
HMAS Dechaineux (SSG 76) Collins Class Submarine
HMAS Sheean (SSG 77) Collins Class Submarine
HMAS Rankin (SSG 78) Collins Class Submarine
HMAS Sirius (O 266) Replenishment

HMAS Cairns

Cairns, Queensland.

HMAS Cairns is responsible for all Australian naval activity off north-eastern Australia, and is the home base for Ardent Division of the Australian Patrol Boat Group, the ships of the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic Service, and several Balikpapan class landing craft.

-16.935556, 145.777778

Armidale class (Ardent Division)

2 x RHIB
  • HMAS Bundaberg
(ACPB 91)
  • HMAS Childers
(ACPB 93)
  • HMAS Launceston
(ACPB 94)
  • HMAS Wollongong
(ACPB 92)

Leeuwin class

1 x AS 350B Helipad
  • HMAS Leeuwin
(A 245)
  • HMAS Melville
(A 246)

Paluma class

Unarmed Sonar Survey vessel
  • HMAS Benalla
(A 04)
  • HMAS Mermaid
(A 02)
  • HMAS Paluma
(A 01)
  • HMAS Shepparton
(A 03)


HMAS Bundaberg (ACPB 91) Armidale class (Ardent Division)
HMAS Childers (ACPB 93) Armidale class (Ardent Division)
HMAS Launceston (ACPB 94) Armidale class (Ardent Division)
HMAS Wollongong (ACPB 92) Armidale class (Ardent Division)
HMAS Brunei (L 127) Balikpapan class
HMAS Labuan (L 128) Balikpapan class
HMAS Tarakan (L 129) Balikpapan class
HMAS Leeuwin (A 245) Leeuwin class
HMAS Melville (A 246) Leeuwin class
HMAS Benalla (A 04) Paluma class
HMAS Mermaid (A 02) Paluma class
HMAS Paluma (A 01) Paluma class
HMAS Shepparton (A 03) Paluma class

HMAS Coonawarra

Darwin, Northern Territory.

Coonawarra is a RAN base in Darwin. The wharf can accommodate six vessels, berthed three abreast. Services such as fuel, electrical power, compressed air, sewerage out, oily waste suction, and defuelling is available at the berthing points. The facility has the capability to dock a vessel with a draught of up to two metres at any tide, is capable of lifting or lowering a vessel up to 750 tonnes at a rate of 420 millimetres (17 in) per minute, and is designed to withstand cyclones.

Armidale class

2 x RHIB
  • HMAS Armidale
(ACPB 83)
  • HMAS Larrakia
(ACPB 84)
  • HMAS Bathurst
(ACPB 85)
  • HMAS Albany
(ACPB 86)
  • HMAS Pirie
(ACPB 87)
  • HMAS Maitland
(ACPB 88)
  • HMAS Ararat
(ACPB 89)
  • HMAS Broome
(ACPB 90)
  • HMAS Maryborough
(ACPB 95)
  • HMAS Glenelg
(ACPB 96)


HMAS Armidale (ACPB 83) Armidale class
HMAS Larrakia (ACPB 84) Armidale class
HMAS Bathurst (ACPB 85) Armidale class
HMAS Albany (ACPB 86) Armidale class
HMAS Pirie (ACPB 87) Armidale class
HMAS Maitland (ACPB 88) Armidale class
HMAS Ararat (ACPB 89) Armidale class
HMAS Broome (ACPB 90) Armidale class
HMAS Maryborough (ACPB 95) Armidale class
HMAS Glenelg (ACPB 96) Armidale class

HMAS Cerberus

Crib Point, Victoria

HMAS Cerberus is the Royal Australian Navy's primary training establishment,[2] located adjacent to Crib Point on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

HMAS Cerberus currently host to the following naval training schools

  • RAN Recruit School
  • SSSS (School of Ship Safety and Survivability)
  • Seamanship School
  • Defence Force School of Signals – Maritime Communications and Information Systems Wing
  • Engineering Faculty
  • Medical Training School
  • Supply School
  • Gunnery School
  • Small Arms Training School
  • WTSS Range
  • ADF School of Physical Fitness
  • School of Music
  • ADF School of Catering

HMAS Watson

South Head, New South Wales.

HMAS Watson is a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) base located on Sydney Harbour at South Head, near Watsons Bay, New South Wales. Watson's main role is for the training of RAN personnel in maritime warfare. In addition, the base provides post-entry training for Seaman Officers in areas of navigation, ship handling, weapons, and sensors; training for Combat System category sailors; and command training for recently promoted commanding and executive officers. It is also the parent base for RAN personnel studying at Sydney universities.

The facility has a ship's company of 300.

HMAS Penguin

Balmoral, New South Wales.

HMAS Penguin is a shore establishment of the Royal Australian Navy located at Balmoral on the shore of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman, New South Wales. Penguin is one of the RAN's primary training establishments, with a responsibility for providing trained specialists for all areas of the navy.

As part of the RAN Navy Systems Command, HMAS Penguin is home to several of the navy's major specialist training schools, including:

  • RAN Diving School
  • RAN Hydrographic School
  • Medical School - Penguin

HMAS Albatross

Nowra, New South Wales


HMAS Albatross, also known as Naval Air Station (NAS) Nowra (IATA: NOA, ICAO: YSNW), is an airfield operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), in support of the RAN's aviation branch, the Fleet Air Arm.

Albatross serves as home base for the four helicopter squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm, and for the Navy Aviation Group, which coordinates all of the RAN's aviation activities. Albatross also has a number of lodger units:

Naval Air Station for Fleet Air Arm (RAN)

TAIPAN<ref name = "callsigns">Short Wave Listeners Delight Aircraft callsigns denoted were noted from Short Wave Listeners Delight. One of ambiguous callsigns noted for use. BrassEm </ref>
13 x AS350 Squirrel<ref name = "adf-serials">adf-serials Aircraft in the listing were noted from adf-serials. BrassEm </ref>
N22-001 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-013 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-014 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-016 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-017 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-018 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-019 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-020 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-021 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-022 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-023 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-024 [AS350 Squirrel]
N22-025 [AS350 Squirrel]
3 x Bell 429<ref name = "adf-serials" />
N49-047 [Bell 429]
N49-048 [Bell 429]
N49-049 [Bell 429]
6 x NH-90
16 x S-70B Seahawk - Replaced by MH-60R


  • Naval Weather and Oceanographic Centre (NWOC)
  • Training Authority – Aviation
  • Naval Aviation Systems Program Office (NASPO)
  • Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre (AJACC)
  • RAN Tactical Electronic Warfare Support Section (RANTEWSS)
  • Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU)
  • Army Parachute Training School (PTS)
  • T. S. Shoalhaven (Navy Cadet unit)
  • No. 330 (City of Shoalhaven) Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets


723 Squadron (Training) TAIPAN AS350 Squirrel
723 Squadron (Training) TAIPAN Bell 429
808 Squadron CODE NH-90
816 Squadron TIGER S-70B Seahawk

HMAS Harman

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

HMAS Harman is a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) communications and logistics facility. The main base is located in the Australian capital of Canberra, and is geographically recognised as the suburb of Harman (postcode 2600).

Functions performed at HMAS Harman include:

  • Naval Communications Area Master Station Australia (NAVCAMSAUS); supports and tasks Navy fleet communications
  • Naval Communications Station Canberra (NAVCOMMSTA Canberra); provides UHF satellite communications for the Australian Defence Force
  • Defence Information Systems and Communications Establishment – ACT (DISCE-ACT)
  • Defence Network Operations Centre (DNOC)
  • Two units of the Army Reserve
  • Administrative and personnel support
  • Naval Police Coxswain's office
  • Australian Naval Reserve support

Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is the air force branch of the Australian Defence Force. The RAAF was formed in March 1921. It continues the traditions of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), which was formed on 22 October 1912. The RAAF has taken part in many of the 20th century's major conflicts including the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. More recently in support actions around Middle Eastern regions of conflict. The motto on the RAAF's coat of arms is the Latin phrase Per ardua ad astra, which means "Through Adversity to the Stars".

RAAF Glenbrook

GlenbrooMore recently the RAAF participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and is still involved with the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)k, New South Wales.

Glenbrook is Home to the Headquarters Air Command (HQAC), and the Headquarters Combat Reserve Wing(HQCRW).

Air Command consists of the following FEGs:

  • Air Lift Group
  • Air Combat Group
  • Surveillance and Response Group
  • Combat Support Group
  • Aerospace Operational Support Group
  • Air Force Training Group



RAAF Richmond

Richmond, New South Wales

YSRI -33.600556, 150.780833

  • Headquarters Air Lift Group
  • Headquarters No. 84 Wing
  • Air Movements Training & Development Unit
  • Air Mobility Control Centre
  • No. 35 Squadron
10 x C-27 Spartan
A34-001 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-002 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-003 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-004 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-005 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-006 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-007 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-008 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-009 [C-27J Spartan]
A34-010 [C-27J Spartan]
  • No. 37 Squadron
12 x C1030J-30 Hurcules
A97-440 [C-130J Hercules] "Longer Harder Faster"
A97-441 [C-130J Hercules] "Time Machine"
A97-442 [C-130J Hercules] "High Maintenance"
A97-447 [C-130J Hercules]
A97-448 [C-130J Hercules]
A97-449 [C-130J Hercules] "Walk the Line"
A97-450 [C-130J Hercules] "450 Pearl"
A97-464 [C-130J Hercules] "Cargo Cat"
A97-465 [C-130J Hercules] "Combat Dolphin"
A97-466 [C-130J Hercules] "Desert Devil"
A97-467 [C-130J Hercules] "Sandman"
A97-468 [C-130J Hercules]
  • No. 285 Squadron
  • No. 22 (City of Sydney) Squadron
  • No. 1 Combat Communication Squadron Detachment Richmond
  • No, 1 Airfield Defence Squadron Detachment Richmond
  • No. 1 Airfield Operations Support Squadron Detachment Richmond
  • No. 3 Expeditionary Health Squadron Detachment Richmond
  • No. 87 Squadron
  • No. 453 Squadron Flight Richmond
  • Air Lift Systems Program Office
  • 176 Air Dispatch Squadron


No. 35 SQN C-27 Spartan
No. 37 SQN MAMBO C-130J-30 Hercules

RAAF Williamtown

Williamtown, New South Wales

Williamtown employs approximately 3,500 personnel, including military, civilians and contractors. Williamtown is currently home to F/A-18 Hornet fighters (operated by No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, No. 3 Squadron and No. 77 Squadron), BAE Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighters (operated by No. 76 Squadron), Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft (operated by No. 2 Squadron) and Pilatus PC-9 training aircraft (operated by No. 4 Squadron). It is also home to a number of headquarters and other units such as the Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre and Surveillance and Response Group.


  • No. 1 Air Terminal Squadron Detachment Williamtown (1ATS DET WLM)
  • No. 2 Squadron (2SQN)
6 x E7A Wedgetail
A30-001 [E-7A Wedgetail]
A30-002 [E-7A Wedgetail]
A30-003 [E-7A Wedgetail]
A30-004 [E-7A Wedgetail]
A30-005 [E-7A Wedgetail]
A30-006 [E-7A Wedgetail]
  • No. 2 Air Transportable Health Squadron (2ATHS)
  • No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU)
18 x F/A-18A/B Hornet (Some F-35 Lightning II's would be available by 2017.) (actually, they are not expected to arrive until 2019.) Blu3wolf 07:53, 21 January 2014 (PST)
A21-18 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-25 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-26 [F/A-18A Hornet] (OC's Bird)
A21-28 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-34 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-39 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-56 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-102 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-107 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-108 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-109 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-110 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-111 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-113 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-115 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-116 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-117 [F/A-18B Hornet]
A21-118 [F/A-18B Hornet]
  • No. 3 Squadron (3SQN)
12 x F/A-18A/B Hornet
A21-3 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-6 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-11 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-13 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-14 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-15 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-17 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-20 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-21 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-37 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-47 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-49 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-52 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-53 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-54 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-55 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-57 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-103 [F/A-18B Hornet]
  • No. 4 Squadron (4SQN)
  • No. 3 Control and Reporting Unit (3CRU)
1 x AN/TPS-77
  • No. 26 Squadron (26SQN)
  • No. 453 Squadron Detachment Williamtown (453SQN DET WLM)
ADATS Radar set
  • No. 76 Squadron (76SQN)
BAe-Hawk 127
A27-02 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-06 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-10 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-11 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-12 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-17 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-19 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-20 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-21 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-22 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-23 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-24 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-26 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-27 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-28 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-31 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-32 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-33 [BAE Hawk 127]
  • No. 77 Squadron (77SQN)
12 x F/A-18A/B Hornet
A21-1 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-2 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-4 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-5 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-7 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-9 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-10 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-16 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-19 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-40 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-45 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-46 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-48 [F/A-18A Hornet] CO Bird?
A21-50 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-51 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-105 [F/A-18B Hornet]
  • No. 278 Squadron (278SQN)
  • No. 381 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron (381ECSS)
  • Combat Support Unit - Williamtown (CSU-WLM)
  • Headquarters No. 41 Wing (HQ41WG)
  • Headquarters No. 42 Wing (HQ42WG)
  • Headquarters No. 44 Wing (HQ44WG)
  • Headquarters No. 78 Wing (HQ78WG)
  • Headquarters No. 81 Wing (HQ81WG)
  • Headquarters Air Combat Group (HQACG)
  • Headquarters Surveillance and Response Group (HQSRG)
  • Surveillance and Control Training Unit (SACTU)
Unsure as to whether SACTU has actual radar sets or only simulators.
  • AAFC No. 335 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets (335SQN)

DMO offices

  • AEWCSPO - Airborne Early Warning Control System Program Office
  • GTESPO - Ground Telecommunications Electronic System Program Office
  • TFSPO - Tactical Fighter System Program Office


No. 2 SQN WEDGETAIL E7A Wedgetail
No. 2 OCU HUNTER F/A-18A/B Hornet
No. 3 SQN ADDER F/A-18A/B Hornet
No. 76 SQN PUMA BAe-Hawk 127
No. 77 SQN RAVEN F/A-18A/B Hornet

RAAF Amberley

Ipswich, Queensland.


  • Headquarters No. 82 Wing (HQ82WG)
  • No. 1 Squadron (1SQN)
F/A-18F Super Hornet
A44-201 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-202 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-203 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-204 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-205 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-206 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-207 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-208 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-209 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-210 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-211 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-212 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
  • No. 6 Squadron (6SQN)
F/A-18F Super Hornet
A44-213 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-214 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-215 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-216 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-217 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-218 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-219 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-220 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-221 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-222 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-223 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
A44-224 [F/A-18F Super Hornet]
  • No. 278 Squadron Detachment Amberley (278SQN DET AMB)
  • No. 33 Squadron (33SQN)
A39-001 [KC-30A MRTT]
A39-002 [KC-30A MRTT]
A39-003 [KC-30A MRTT]
A39-004 [KC-30A MRTT]
A39-005 [KC-30A MRTT]
  • No. 36 Squadron (36SQN)
A41-206 [C-17A Globemaster III]
A41-207 [C-17A Globemaster III]
A41-208 [C-17A Globemaster III]
A41-209 [C-17A Globemaster III]
A41-210 [C-17A Globemaster III]
A41-211 [C-17A Globemaster III]
  • No. 452 Squadron Detachment Amberley (452SQN DET AMB)
  • Headquarters Combat Support Group (HQCSG)
  • No. 1 Combat Communications Squadron Amberley Flight (1CCS AMB FLT)
  • No. 382 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron (382ECSS)
  • Headquarters Airfield Defence Wing (HQAFDW)
  • No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS)
  • Headquarters Health Services Wing (HQHSW)
  • No. 1 Expeditionary Health Squadron (1EHS)
  • Headquarters Reserve Training Wing (HQRTW)
  • No. 23 (City of Brisbane) Squadron (23SQN)
  • RAAF Security and Fire School (RAAFSFS)
  • Heavy Air Lift Systems Program Office (HALSPO)
  • Strike Reconnaissance Systems Program Office (SRSPO)
  • 9th Force Support Battalion (9FSB)


No.1 SQN BUCKSHOT F/A-18F Super Hornet
No. 6 SQN BEAR F/A-18F Super Hornet
No. 278 SQN Detachment Amberley
No. 36 SQN STALLION C-17 Globemaster III

RAAF Townsville

Townsville, Queensland.

The most recent developments in 2000-2001 have seen the expansion of operational infrastructure with the provision of Fighter/Strike and Maritime Patrol Ordnance Loading Aprons, new taxiways and a Fighter/Strike Operational and Technical Support Facility. While fighter, strike and maritime patrol aircraft are not currently based at Townsville, these facilities are in keeping with current Defence of Australia policy practice of creating "bare bases" which are ready to receive operational aircraft at short notice.


  • No. 38 Squadron (38SQN)
8 x Beechcraft B300 KING AIR 350
  • No. 5 AVN REGT HQ
  • No. 5 AVN REGT A SQN
12 x MRH90<ref name = "helis"> Aircraft in the listing were noted from the database at BrassEm </ref>
A40-001 [MRH90]
A40-002 [MRH90]
A40-003 [MRH90]
A40-004 [MRH90]
A40-005 [MRH90]
A40-008 [MRH90]
A40-011 [MRH90]
A40-012 [MRH90]
A40-013 [MRH90]
A40-014 [MRH90]
A40-015 [MRH90]
A40-016 [MRH90]
  • No. 5 AVN REGT B SQN
37 x S-70A-9<ref name = "helis" /> Replaced by MRH-90
A25-101 [S-70A-9]
A25-102 [S-70A-9]
A25-103 [S-70A-9]
A25-104 [S-70A-9]
A25-105 [S-70A-9]
A25-106 [S-70A-9]
A25-107 [S-70A-9]
A25-108 [S-70A-9]
A25-109 [S-70A-9]
A25-110 [S-70A-9]
A25-111 [S-70A-9]
A25-112 [S-70A-9]
A25-114 [S-70A-9]
A25-201 [S-70A-9]
A25-202 [S-70A-9]
A25-203 [S-70A-9]
A25-204 [S-70A-9]
A25-205 [S-70A-9]
A25-206 [S-70A-9]
A25-207 [S-70A-9]
A25-208 [S-70A-9]
A25-209 [S-70A-9]
A25-210 [S-70A-9]
A25-211 [S-70A-9]
A25-212 [S-70A-9]
A25-213 [S-70A-9]
A25-214 [S-70A-9]
A25-215 [S-70A-9]
A25-216 [S-70A-9]
A25-218 [S-70A-9]
A25-219 [S-70A-9]
A25-220 [S-70A-9]
A25-221 [S-70A-9]
A25-222 [S-70A-9]
A25-223 [S-70A-9]
A25-224 [S-70A-9]
A25-225 [S-70A-9]
  • No. 5 AVN REGT C SQN
7 x CH-47D/F<ref name = "helis" />
A15-103 [CH-47D/F]
A15-104 [CH-47D/F]
A15-106 [CH-47D/F]
A15-151 [CH-47D/F]
A15-152 [CH-47D/F]
A15-201 [CH-47D/F]
A15-202 [CH-47D/F]
  • No. 452 Squadron Detachment Townsville (452 SQN DET TVL)
ADATS Radar set
  • Headquarters No. 395 Expeditionary Combat Support Wing (HQ395ECSW)
  • No. 1 Combat Logistics Squadron (1CLS)
  • No. 1 Air Terminal Squadron Detachment Townsville (1ATS DET TVL)
  • No. 323 Combat Support Squadron (323CSS)
  • No. 27 Squadron (27SQN)
  • Combat Survival Training School (CSTS)


No. 38 SQN BILBY Beechcraft B300 KING AIR 350

RAAF Scherger

Weipa, Queensland.

RAAF Scherger is a Bare Base and as such has no permanently deployed aircraft. While the base has facilities to cater for 400 personnel in fixed accommodation, 1,000 personnel in tent lines and about 40 aircraft, it is normally only manned by four Air Force personnel who are responsible for caretaker duties. During peacetime RAAF Base Scherger hosts, on average, one major exercise per year in which the base is fully activated through the arrival of RAAF units based elsewhere in Australia.


RAAF Tindal

Katherine, Northern Territory.

RAAF Base Tindal (IATA: KTR, ICAO: YPTN) is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) air base located 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) east southeast of the town of Katherine, Northern Territory.[1] It is currently home to No. 75 Squadron and a number of non-flying units, and also hosts the Katherine Tindal Civilian Airport. First constructed in 1942, it was refurbished in the late 1960s as a "bare base" capable of being utilised when required. It was opened as a permanently manned RAAF base in 1989.

YPTN -14.521111, 132.377778

  • No. 75 Squadron (75SQN)
11 x F/A-18A Hornets, 1 x F/A-18B Hornet
A21-8 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-12 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-22 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-23 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-24 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-27 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-29 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-30 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-31 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-33 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-35 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-36 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-38 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-41 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-44 [F/A-18A Hornet]
A21-112 [F/A-18B Hornet]
  • No. 452 Squadron Tindal Flight (452SQN TDL FL)
Alenia ATC Radar
  • No. 3 Control and Reporting Unit Detachment Tindal (3CRU DET TDL)
1 x AN/TPS-77 Radar set
  • No. 322 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron (322ECSS)
  • No. 1 Airfield Operations Support Squadron Detachment Tindal (1AOSS DET TDL)
  • No. 2 Expeditionary Health Squadron Detachment Tindal (2EHS DET TDL)

A NORFORCE RFSU detachment is stationed at Tindal also.


No. 75 SQN SPARROW F/A-18A/B Hornet

RAAF Darwin

Darwin, Northern Territory.

RAAF Base Darwin (IATA: DRW, ICAO: YPDN) is a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base located in the city of Darwin, Northern Territory. The base shares its runway with Darwin International Airport.

YPDN -12.414722, 130.876667

  • Headquarters No. 452 Squadron (HQ452S)
  • No. 452 Squadron Darwin Flight (452SQN DAR)
ADATS Radar set
  • No. 92 Wing Detachment B (92WG DTC B)
STRIKER [citation needed]
A9-661 [AP-C3 Orion]
A9-755 [AP-C3 Orion]
A9-756 [AP-C3 Orion]
  • No. 114 Mobile Control and Reporting Unit (114MCRU)
1 x AN/TPS-77 radar
  • Headquarters No. 396 Combat Support Wing (HQ396CSWG)
  • No. 321 Expeditionary Combat Support Squadron (321ECSS)
  • No. 1 Air Terminal Squadron Detachment Darwin (1ATS DTC DAR)
  • No 13 (City of Darwin) Squadron (13SQN)



RAAF Curtin

Derby, Western Australia.

RAAF Base Curtin (IATA: DCN, ICAO: YCIN) is a Royal Australian Air Force base located 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi) southeast[1] of the town of Derby on the north coast of Western Australia. As it is one of the RAAF's three 'bare bases' no Air Force units are currently based at Curtin and it is maintained by a small caretaker staff during peacetime. The base has been activated only twice.

YCIN -17.581389, 123.828333

  • Skippers Aviation CIVIL
  • Virgin Australia Regional Airlines CIVIL

RAAF Learmonth

Exmouth, Western Australia.

RAAF Learmonth, also known as Learmonth Airport (IATA: LEA, ICAO: YPLM), is a joint use Royal Australian Air Force base and civil airport. It is located near the town of Exmouth on the north-west coast of Western Australia. As an RAAF base, Learmonth is one of the RAAF's three 'bare bases'. No Air Force units are currently based at Learmonth and it is maintained by a small caretaker staff during peacetime.

The RAAF also operates the Learmonth Air Weapons Range which covers about 18,954 ha (46,800 acres) and is located 30 km (19 mi) south-west of the airbase.

YPLM -22.235833, 114.088611

  • Qantas Link CIVIL
  • Virgin Australia Regional Airlines CIVIL

RAAF Pearce

Bullsbrook, Western Australia.

RAAF Base Pearce (ICAO: YPEA) is the main Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in Western Australia. The base is located in Bullsbrook, north of Perth. It is used for training by the RAAF and the Republic of Singapore Air Force. It is the busiest RAAF base in the country in terms of total aircraft movements, including civil movements at the Joint User bases. Although its primary role is pilot training, it remains the only permanent Air Force base on the west coast, and thus has a significant logistics role.


  • No. 453 Squadron Pearce Flight (453SQN PEA FT)
ADATS Radar set
  • No. 25 "City of Perth" Squadron (25SQN)
  • No. 79 Squadron (79SQN)

[citation needed]

I should point out that what was in question was not the fleet total number of Hawks, but the number that 79SQN has... 33 birds is for both 76SQN and 79SQN together. The following serials represent what is to the best of my knowledge, the airframes currently at Pearce and assigned to 79SQN.

A27-01 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-03 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-04 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-05 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-07 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-08 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-09 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-13 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-14 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-15 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-16 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-18 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-29 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-30 [BAE Hawk 127]
A27-34 [BAE Hawk 127]
  • No. 278 Squadron Detachment Pearce (278 SQN DET PEA)
  • No. 1 Air Terminal Squadron Detachment Pearce (1ATS DET PEA)
  • No. 2 Flying Training School (2FTS)
65 x PC-9/A [citation needed]
  • Combat Support Unit - Pearce (CSU-Pearce)
  • 130 SQN FTS
19 x PC-21


No. 79 SQN BOBCAT Hawk 127 LIFT

RAAF Gingin

Western Australia.

RAAF Gingin is a small airfield located near Pearce which is also used for flying training. The airfield is owned by the Air Force and is managed by RAAF Base Pearce. A rotation of Air Traffic Controllers travel from Pearce each day to provide services, when requested by the flying units. It is also occasionally used by the Royal Perth Aero Club.

YGIG -31.465, 115.863333

RAAF Woomera

Woomera, South Australia.

RAAF Woomera Airfield (IATA: UMR, ICAO: YPWR) is an operational Royal Australian Air Force airfield located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) north[1] of the Woomera Defence Village, in South Australia. Operational management of the airfield (and its satellite airfield "Evetts Field") is under the command and control of Headquarters, Woomera Test Range (which is located approximately 450 km (280 mi) south-east of Woomera, at RAAF Base Edinburgh near Adelaide). The airfield is an integral part of the aerospace test and evaluation role the RAAF Woomera Test Range (WTR) provides for Australia. There are full-time operational staff at Woomera supporting airfield operations, but access to the field is controlled through the WTR headquarters in Adelaide.

YPWR -31.144167, 136.816944

  • Headquarters Woomera Test Range (HQWTR)
  • WTR Range Operations Branch
  • RAAF Woomera Airfield
  • Woomera Prohibited Area
  • WTR Range Engineering Branch

RAAF Edinburgh

South Australia.

Surveillance and Response Group

  • No 92 Wing - maritime operations
    • 10SQN No. 10 Squadron - Orion maritime patrol aircraft
    • 11SQN No. 11 Squadron - Orion maritime patrol aircraft
  • Others
    • 292SQN No. 292 Squadron - Air and Ground crew training
    • 1RSU No. 1 Radar Surveillance Unit
    • 453 SQN DET EDN No. 453 Squadron Detachment Edinburgh - Air Traffic Control
unsure as to these guys radar sets - AFAIK its not an ADATS or Alenia radar... possibly they share with civvies ATC?

Aerospace Operational Support Group

  • Information Warfare Wing (TU 646.7.1)


    • JEWOSU Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit
    • RAAF AIS RAAF Aeronautical Information Service

    • 87SQN No. 87 Squadron - Air Intelligence
    • 462SQN No. 462 Squadron - information security
  • Air Systems Development and Test Wing (TU 646.7.2)
    • AFTS Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) Flight Test Squadron (AFTS)
    • ASES ARDU Systems Engineering Squadron (ASES)
    • ASCEA Aircraft/Stores Compatibility Engineering Agency (ASCEA)
    • AVMED Institute of Aviation Medicine (AVMED)
  • Woomera Test Range (TU 646.7.3)
    • HQWTR Headquarters Woomera Test Range (HQWTR)
    • WTROPS WTR Range Operations Branch
    • WRA RAAF Woomera Airfield
    • WPA Woomera Prohibited Area
    • WTRENG WTR Range Engineering Branch
  • Combat Support Group
    • 1AFDS No. 1 Airfield Defence Squadron - Airfield Defence Guards
    • 24SQN No. 24 Squadron - RAAF Edinburgh Combat Support


No. 10 SQN STRIKER AP-C3 Orion
No. 292 SQN SEALION AP-C3 Orion

RAAF Williams

RAAF Williams (ICAO: YMPC) comprises the two bases of Point Cook and Laverton, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria. Both establishments previously existed as separate RAAF Bases (RAAF Base Point Cook and RAAF Base Laverton) until 1999 when they were amalgamated to form RAAF Williams.


  • Headquarters Air Force Training Group
  • No. 21 Squadron
  • ADF School of Languages
  • Air Force Band
  • Combat Support Unit - Williams
  • Defence International Training Centre
  • Health Services Training Flight
  • RAAF Gap Year Program
  • RAAF Museum
  • No. 4 Wing Australian Air Force Cadets
  • No. 404 Squadron AAFC

8th/7th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment (army)

RAAF East Sale

East Sale, Victoria.

RAAF Base East Sale is one of the main training establishments of the Royal Australian Air Force, including where Australian Air Force Cadets have their annual General Service Training. It is home to the Roulettes aerobatic team. It is also now the home of the RAAF's Officers' Training School (OTS) following its relocation from Point Cook Base. East Sale was upgraded to house the new OTS, which had its first intake of students in January 2008.

YMES -38.098889, 147.149444

  • No. 453 Squadron Detachment East Sale Surveillance and Response Group
Alenia Radar Set
  • No. 32 Squadron Air Force Training Group
King Air 350
  • Headquarters Air Training Wing Air Force Training Group
  • Central Flying School Air Force Training Group
  • BAE Flight Training College Basic Flight Training School (operated under civilian contract)
CT/4 Airtrainer
  • No. 30 (City of Sale) Squadron Combat Support Group
  • Officers' Training School Air Force Training Group
  • School of Air Warfare Air Force Training Group
  • School of Air Traffic Control Air Force Training Group
  • No. 409 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets Australian Air Force Cadets


No. 32 SQN BEAUFORT King Air 350
FTC CIVIL CT/4 Airtrainer

RAAF Fairbairn

Fairbairn was a base of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) located in Australia's national capital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Over the years the name of the establishment, and the use of the land, has changed. The land occupies an area North and East of the runways at what is currently known as Canberra International Airport.

YSCB -35.302, 149.202

  • No. 34 Squadron (34SQN) is the only remaining RAAF unit here.
6 x Challenger CL-604
A37-001 [CL-604 Challenger]
A37-002 [CL-604 Challenger]
A37-003 [CL-604 Challenger]
2 x Boeing 737 BBJ
A36-001 [737 BBJ]
A36-002 [737 BBJ]


No. 34 SQN ENVOY Challenger CL-604
No. 34 SQN REGENT Boeing 737 BBJ

Australian Army Aviation Corps

16th Aviation Brigade Formed on 2 April 2002 from the amalgamation of the Aviation Support Group and the 1st Division's Aviation unit, it is headquartered in Enoggera, Queensland with units based throughout Australia. The 16th Aviation Brigade currently consists of the following units:

Robertson Barracks.

1st Aviation Regiment

ARH Tiger
ARH Tiger
  • Technical Support Squadron
  • Logistic Support Squadron

Luscombe Army Airfield, Holsworthy.

6th Aviation Regiment

S-70A Blackhawk
ARH Tiger
  • Support Squadron (Spt Sqn).

RAAF Townsville

5th Aviation Regiment

  • Headquarters Squadron
  • A Squadron
  • B Squadron
S-70A Blackhawk / MRH-90
  • C Squadron
CH-47D/F Chinook
  • Technical Support Squadron
  • Logistic Support Squadron


Royal Australian Army

(These are for general reference for CMANO.)

The Royal Australian Armoured Corps

The Royal Australian Armoured Corps.<ref name = "RAAC">The Royal Australian Armoured Corps, Details as noted from the Official Australian Army website BrassEm</ref> (RAAC) is a combat arm with a range of capabilities that can be employed by the Army. RAAC units are able to participate in a range of operations including direct attack, reconnaissance and armoured mobility to infantry. Units of the RAAC are equipped with the Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) family of vehicles or the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and Bushmaster (PMV) family of vehicles.

  • 1st Armoured Regiment
  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment
  • 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers
  • 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry)
  • 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment
  • 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers
  • ‘B’ Squadron 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment
  • ‘A’ Squadron 3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles)
  • ‘A’ Squadron 10th Light Horse

2nd Division (2 Div)

Randwick, Sydney.

2 Div comprises more than 10,000 soldiers within six brigades across Australia. The units that are within each of these brigades are located not only in the major cities but also in remote and regional areas of Australia.

  • 8th Signals Regiment
  • 4th Brigade
  • 5th Brigade
  • 8th Brigade
  • 9th Brigade
  • 11th Brigade
  • 13th Brigade

1st Brigade (1 Bde)

Robertson Barracks. Palmerston, Northern Territory.

  • HQ 1 Brigade;
  • 1st Armoured Regiment (Main Battle Tank);
  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Armoured Reconnaissance);
  • 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Mechanized infantry);
  • 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Mechanized infantry);
  • 8th/12th Medium Regiment, Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery;
  • 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (Combat Engineers);
  • 1st Combat Signal Regiment;
  • 1st Combat Service Support Battalion.

3rd Brigade (3 Bde)

  • 3rd Brigade Headquarters;
  • B Squadron, 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment (Bushmaster);
  • 4th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery;
  • 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment;
  • 3rd Combat Signals Regiment
  • 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment;
  • 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment;
  • 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment;
  • 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion;

6th Brigade (6 Bde)

The 6th Brigade (6 Bde) is a specialist Australian Army brigade. The brigade was re-raised on 1st March 2010 to oversee the Army's command support and intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (CS & ISTAR) units. As part of ISTAR it operates the RQ-7B Shadow 200 UAV.

  • 16th Air Land Regiment
  • 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment
  • 6th Engineer Support Regiment
  • 19th Chief Engineer Works
  • 7th Signal Regiment
  • 51st Battalion, Far North Queensland Regiment
  • North West Mobile Force (NORFORCE)
  • Pilbara Regiment
  • 1st Intelligence Battalion

7th Brigade (Bde)

  • 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry)
  • 1st Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery
  • 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment
  • 139th Signals Squadron
  • 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
  • 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
  • 7th Combat Service Support Battalion

Special Operations Command’s (SOCOMD)

  • Special Operations Headquarters
  • Special Air Service Regiment
  • 1st Commando Regiment
  • 2nd Commando Regiment
  • Special Operations Engineer Regiment
  • Special Operations Logistics Squadron

The Royal Australian Artillery Corps

  • 1st Regiment
Attached to the 7th Brigade at Enoggera Barracks in Queensland.
  • Operations Support Battery
  • 104th (Observation Post) Battery
  • 105th (Observation Post) Battery
  • 114th (Observation Post) Battery
  • A (Gun) Battery
  • Combat Service Support Battery
  • 4th Regiment
Attached to the 3rd Brigade at Townsville in Queensland.
  • Operations Support Battery
  • 106th (Observation Post) Battery
  • 108th (Observation Post) Battery
  • 109th (Observation Post) Battery
  • 107th (Gun) Battery
  • Combat Service Support Battery
  • 8th/12th Medium Regiment
Attached to the 1st Brigade at Palmerston in the Northern Territory.
  • Operations Support Battery
  • 101st (Observation Post) Battery
  • 102nd (Observation Post) Battery
  • 115th (Observation Post) Battery
  • 103rd (Gun) Battery
  • Combat Service Support Battery
  • 16th Air Land Regiment
Australian Army's sole air defence regiment. The regiment is based at Woodside, South Australia. It's GBAD battery is equipped with the RBS-70 Surface to Air missile, whilst it's SWnL Battery is equipped with the Giraffe Agile Multi Beam radar and the AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar. It is attached to the (6th Brigade).
  • 110th GBAD Battery
  • 111th Sense Warn and Locate Battery
  • 1st Air Ground Operations Battery
  • Combat Service Support Battery
  • 20th Surveillance and Target Acquisition Regiment
Equipped with weapon locating radars, meteorology and survey troops, and Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, it is located at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane Queensland.
  • 131 Surveillance and Target Acquisition Battery
  • 132 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battery


The Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) is an over-the-horizon radar network that can monitor air and sea movements across 37,000 km2. It has an official range of 3,000 km. It is used in the defence of Australia and can also monitor maritime operations, wave heights and wind directions. Each radar station consists of a transmitter site and a receiver site, separated by a large distance to prevent the transmitter from interfering with the receiver. There are two operational sites Radar 1, Radar 2, with a third research unit IRSU.

  • Queensland
Transmitter at Longreach, with 90 degree coverage
Receiver at Stonehenge, with 90 degree coverage
  • Western Australia
Transmitter at Leonora, with 180 degree coverage
Receiver at Laverton, with 180 degree coverage
  • Alice Springs
Transmitter at Harts Range, with 90 degree coverage
Receiver at Mount Everard, with 90 degree coverage


2012-2013 Major Project Report for the Defense Materials Organisation. Download of pdf requried. BrassEm

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