The Bunker Group
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Their timing is immaculate!“After careful planning and preparations undertaken by both Australia and Singapore to minimise any potential COVID-19 risks to the Northern Territory, I am pleased we will be able to welcome the detachment from Singapore,” Minister Reynolds said.
“The arrival of the RSAF’s fighter detachment to conduct training in the Northern Territory underlines the strength of the Australia-Singapore partnership and our shared commitment to regional security.
Singapore’s military training in Australia is an important element of our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
It supports Singapore’s ability to generate a force that provides strategic weight and supports stability in our region.”
They arrive in Darwin at the commencement of the “buildup”, a hot humid time punctuated by quite violent afternoon storms called “knockemdowns” and lots of cumulonimbus cloud activity. Still I guess they will be used to the clouds.
Locals call this “Mango madness” season. It’s harvest time and the mangoes are plentiful and cheap.
The Dry season is when perfect flying conditions are experienced, little cloud and lots of vast open blue sky with no other traffic above FL10.
That’s just ended