Operation ACCORDION

The AN-124-100M is one of the world’s largest cargo aircraft and is capable of carrying up to 150 tonnes of cargo, almost double that of a C-17.

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Royal Australian Air Force airwoman Leading Aircraftswoman Emma Jeffrey marshals an Antonov Airlines AN-124-100M into Australia's main operating base in the Middle East region.

Force Installation Team 31’s efforts to upgrade the Communications and Information Systems in the Middle East region have been bolstered by the arrival of more than 92 tonnes of equipment on an Antonov Airlines AN-124-100M.

The AN-124-100M is one of the world’s largest cargo aircraft, and is capable of carrying up to 150 tonnes of cargo, almost double the carrying capacity of a C-17 Globemaster.

There are around 500 Australian Defence Force personnel deployed on Operation ACCORDION.

Their mission is to support and sustain Australia’s operations in the Middle East region, enable contingency operations and enhance regional relationships.

Terry Turner

Terry Turner is Senior Editor for Defence.com.au and Editor in Chief for the entire stable of CYBER PRESS magazines.CYBER PRESS is an Australian media business specialising in multi-channel broad audience online digital publishing. Our company is the evolution of Eco Magazines, Australia's premiere dedicated online publisher of full-format digital magazines. Put simply, we specialise, where many merely dabble.

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