Forward Air Control Development Unit RAAF

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Forward Air Control Development Unit RAAF
An FACDU Pilatus PC-9A at Canberra Airport in 2008
A FACDU Pilatus PC-9A at Canberra Airport in 2008
Active 2002–2009
Country Australia
Branch Royal Australian Air Force
Role Training
Part of No. 82 Wing
Base RAAF Base Williamtown
Aircraft flown
Trainer PC-9

The Forward Air Control Development Unit (FACDU) was a Royal Australian Air Force unit tasked with providing training in forward air control to RAAF pilots. It was formed in 2002[1] from No. 76 Squadron's C Flight and was merged with the RAAF Special Tactics Project on 3 July 2009 to form No. 4 Squadron.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air Combat group set to fly". RAAF News. September 2001. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Allard, Tom (2008-03-17). "New squadron will aim to cut civilian deaths". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-19.