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KC-30A Update: From Project of Concern to Tanker of Choice

02 Nov, 2016 -- Seminars
Speaker: Squadron Leader Stephen Monypenny
Venue: Ngunnawal Theatre, R1
Time: 1000 - 1100 

Powerpoint Presentation

The KC-30A has been deployed on Operation OKRA as part of the Air Task Group since October 2014. The aircraft’s multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) configuration provides Air Force with a significant leap forward in Air to Air Refuelling capability and capacity to move passengers and cargo, within Australia, and across the globe.

In this seminar Squadron Leader Monypenny will discuss the current KC-30A capability and its involvement in operations, national tasking and training.

SQNLDR Stephen Monypenny

Squadron Leader Stephen Monypenny joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1998 at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Following completion of his Science degree with Honours he completed Air Navigation Course in Canada, graduating as an Air Combat Officer.

In 2003 SQNLDR Monypenny was posted to 36SQN as a C-130H Navigator. From 2004 until 2007 he was a Mission Coordinator at 33 SQN for B707 Air to Air Refuelling aircraft. Having gained this experience, he worked in the Multi Role Transport Air 5402 Residential Project team in Madrid until 2009.

Upon return to Australia SQNLDR Monypenny was a Watch Supervisor in Headquarters Joint Operations Command, before posting to Capability Planning Branch in Air Force Headquarters in 2011. He returned to flying in 2013, as the 37 SQN Operations Flight Commander.

Since 2014 SQNLDR Monypenny has been posted to 33SQN as an Executive and Air Refuelling Operator, before deploying on Operation OKRA in 2015 as the Commander Task Element 630.1.3 (KC-30A).

Contact Info: For further information and to register your attendance, please contact: Air Power Development Centre E-mail: airpower@defence.gov.au

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