The Royal Australian Navy's 822X Squadron based at HMAS Albatross has reached a significant milestone in its development, flying simultaneous missions of both aircraft types it uses.
The squadron flies the Insitu ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System and the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System.
The historic sorties were conducted from 822X Squadron's operating facility at Jervis Bay airfield.
The occasion also marked the first navy operated flights of the new S-100 S2 Heavy Fuel Engine aircraft following recent acceptance of the aircraft into service.
The squadron was officially commissioned in October 2018, with the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan special guest at the ceremony.
It was also his first commissioning ceremony as head of the navy.