12 September 2023
by Akhil Kadidal
The site of the planned USAF squadron operations centre at RAAF Base Darwin. (ESRI/Janes)
A United States-Australia infrastructure development plan to support the deployment of United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft in Australia has officially extended to two locations across the country’s Northern Territory.
A US government contracting document from July 2023 states that a “United States Air Force squadron operations facility” will be set up at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in Darwin.
earlier reported on a programme in 2022 to develop a US “squadron operations facility” and other infrastructure at RAAF Base Tindal in Australia’s Northern Territory.
An appropriation request of USD26 million has been made for the new operations facility at RAAF Base Darwin, according to a US Department of the Air Force budgeting document for military construction for fiscal year (FY) 2024. This document was made public in March 2023.
Schematic documents show that the new facility has a floor space of about 648 m
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