Air-to-air refuelling above Australia

The Australian Federal Government is planning to replace the ageing F/A-18 and already retired F-111 bomber with a fleet of 100 F-35 Lightning ll
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A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet during the Australian Defence Force Air-To-Air refueling on February 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Federal Government is planning to replace the ageing F/A-18 and already retired F-111 bomber with a fleet of 100 F-35 Lightning ll, at a cost of AUD$16 billion, with the first of the jets to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of 2014. (Getty Images)
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A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet takes on fuel from a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft during the Australian Defence Force Air-To-Air refueling on February 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Federal Government is planning to replace the ageing F/A-18 and already retired F-111 bomber with a fleet of 100 F-35 Lightning ll, at a cost of AUD$16 billion, with the first of the jets to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of 2014. (Getty Images)
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The fuel line from a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft extends out during the Australian Defence Force Air-To-Air refueling on February 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Federal Government is planning to replace the ageing F/A-18 and already retired F-111 bomber with a fleet of 100 F-35 Lightning ll, at a cost of AUD$16 billion, with the first of the jets to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of 2014. (Getty Images)
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A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet about to connect to the fuel line from a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft during the Australian Defence Force Air-To-Air refueling on February 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Federal Government is planning to replace the ageing F/A-18 and already retired F-111 bomber with a fleet of 100 F-35 Lightning ll, at a cost of AUD$16 billion, with the first of the jets to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of 2014. (Getty Images)
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A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet takes on fuel from a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft during the Australian Defence Force Air-To-Air refueling on February 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Federal Government is planning to replace the ageing F/A-18 and already retired F-111 bomber with a fleet of 100 F-35 Lightning ll, at a cost of AUD$16 billion, with the first of the jets to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of 2014. (Getty Images)
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Two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets fly next to a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft fuel line during the Australian Defence Force Air-To-Air refueling on February 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Federal Government is planning to replace the ageing F/A-18 and already retired F-111 bomber with a fleet of 100 F-35 Lightning ll, at a cost of AUD$16 billion, with the first of the jets to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at the end of 2014. (Getty Images)