Deal for US to Store Weapons at Tindal Was Made Years Ago

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TOUCH DOWN: United States Air Force 90th Fighter Squadron Commander Lieutenant Colonel David Skalicky and Wing Commander Andrew Tatnell at Tindal in 2017. The United States is paying to store its own military weapons on Australian soil at the Tindal RAAF Base. Several residents have questioned the Katherine Times on the building of magazines at Tindal. What ordnance the magazines might contain is being kept secret. The weapons storage areas and a new jet “fuel farm” at Tindal have been planned for more than a decade as part of joint training programs between the US and Australia.

While COVID-19 restrictions have stopped most joint exercises this year, the Tindal base’s runway is being extended so KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport can use it and it can accept bigger US military aircraft like B-52 Stratofortress bombers.

Other “joint initiatives” for Tindal are also being planned, a Defence Department spokeswoman said….MORE

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