The Australian Defence Force has completed its fifth air shipment of military stores to Erbil in Northern Iraq.

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules flying from Plovdiv, Bulgaria completed the delivery to Erbil on 26 September 2014.

The mission was completed without incident and the C-130J has returned to Australia’s main support base in the Middle East.

The delivery of 11.5 tonnes of weapons and associated stores was inspected and cleared by Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

Australia’s contribution in Iraq continues to be coordinated with the Government of the Republic of Iraq, regional countries and our international partners.

Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemaster aircraft remain available to assist with further tasks.