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Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

Australia Sends Air Task Force to Iraq

Following the Government’s decision to prepare to contribute to international led efforts to disrupt and degrade ISIL, the Australian Defence Force will now deploy approximately 600 ADF personnel to the Middle East. The Australian contingent will move to the United […]


Exercise RIMPAC Draws Australia Closer to Amphibious Future

Exercise RIMPAC Draws Australia Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today. Australia sent the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship HMAS Success […]


NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC). In a Royal Australian Navy first, […]


Adelaide Class Frigate Maintenance Contract Signed

Adelaide Class Frigate Maintenance Contract Signed

Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced that Thales Australia Ltd has been awarded the Navy’s Adelaide Class guided missile frigate’s (FFG) Group Maintenance Contract. Senator Johnston said the contract will be for an initial period of four and half […]


Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

The Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced the first set of key initiatives in the Abbott Government’s long-term strategic naval plan. Within a year of taking office the Government is moving decisively to tackle Labor’s Defence mess and to […]


Future Australian LHD Begins Sea Trials

Future Australian LHD Begins Sea Trials

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program. Canberra departed the BAE […]


Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

The Government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometres of our marine jurisdiction – an area […]


First Two MH-60Rs Delivered to Australian Navy

First Two MH-60Rs Delivered to Australian Navy

Defence Minister David Johnston today hailed as an “outstanding success” the delivery of the first two of 24 US-built MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. “The handover of the […]


RAAF F-35s On Track for Delivery

RAAF F-35s On Track for Delivery

As Australia’s first F-35A – commonly known as the Joint Strike Fighter – rolls along the assembly-line, Air Force’s first F-35A squadron is on track to be operational in 2020, according to New Air Combat Capability Project Manager Air Vice […]


 
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