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Air Task Group (ATG) – 2014 Statistics

ATG Operations

F/A-18 IRAQ
Month Sorties Hours Munitions
Sep-14 4 10 0
Oct-14 79 638 25
Nov-14 62 489 49
Dec-14 76 586 61
F/A-18F Total 221 1723 135
F/A-18F
Month Sorties Hours Munitions
Sep-14 0 0 0
Oct-14 0 0 0
Nov-14 0 0 0
Dec-14 0 0 0
F/A-18F Total 0 0 0
E-7A IRAQ/SYRIA
Month Sorties Hours Entered Syrian Airspace
Sep-14 2 9 0
Oct-14 21 276 0
Nov-14 15 182 0
Dec-14 15 157 0
Total 53 624 0
KC-30A IRAQ/SYRIA
Month Sorties Hours Fuel (lbs) Entered Syrian airspace
Sep-14 4 17 97,372 0
Oct-14 30 231 2,405,658 0
Nov-14 34 269 2,613,521 0
Dec-14 37 294 3,246,495 0
Total 105 811 8,363,046 0

Other Air Operations

Military Stores Delivery

Australia has completed six military stores delivery missions into Iraq:

9 December: A RAAF C-17A Globemaster successfully delivered approximately 40,000lb of crated weapons from Albania to Erbil in Iraq.

24 September: A RAAF C-130J Hercules, carried AK47 assault rifles with slings and magazines (11.5 tonnes).

16 September: A RAAF C-17A Globemaster carried small arms 7.62mm ammunition (30 tonnes).

7 September: A RAAF C-17A Globemaster carried small arms 7.62mm ammunition (58 tonnes).

4 September: A RAAF C-17A Globemaster carried small arms 7.62mm ammunition (57 tonnes).

2 September: A RAAF C-17A Globemaster carried 82mm mortar rounds (38 tonnes).

The Australian missions were consistent with similar assistance provided by the United States, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France and the United Kingdom.

Humanitarian Aid Delivery

31 August: A RAAF C-130J aircraft delivered 15 bundles of Australian humanitarian supplies to isolated civilians in the northern Iraqi town of Amirli on 31 August 2014. The supplies included high energy biscuits, bottled water and hygiene packs which are designed to feed and hydrate 2600 people for 24 hours.

14 August: A RAAF C-130J aircraft delivered nine tonnes of supplies to Yezidi civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar in the country's north.

November: An Australian C-130 from Australia's support base in the Middle East conducted four airdrops at Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq in the early hours (Iraq time) of Thursday, 20 November, Friday 21 November, late Sunday, 23 November and early Monday, 24 November 2014 (the last two conducted on the same mission). Over 32 tonnes was delivered in 75 bundles including food, water, tents and blankets.