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First Boxer delivered at Enoggera

The first of the fleet of new combat reconnaissance vehicles (CRV) for the Australian Defence Force has been unveiled at a ceremony at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane.

DRUMBEAT praised in evaluation

DVA recently funded the development of a customised DRUMBEAT veterans program in collaboration with veterans and support groups.


Worth Repeating: Science tackles tinnitus

An ENT specialist doctor in Adelaide has designed treatment for tinnitus sufferers using digital technology.


HMAS Melbourne home for the last time

HMAS Melbourne (III) arrived in her homeport of Sydney on 27 September 2019, marking the end of her final voyage.


Multi-million$ Wasp-support contract

A Canberra-based company has won a contract to provide repairs, maintenance and support for the ADF’s growing fleet of Wasp small UAVs.

Raytheon/Rheinmetall to build Lynx in USA

Raytheon and Rheinmetall have established a joint venture to offer the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle for the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV, competition.

Kongsberg CROWS about US Army purchase

US Army has placed another order with Kongsberg of Norway for more Common Remote Weapon Stations (CROWS).


Estonian infantry deploy UGV on ops

An Estonian infantry platoon currently serving in Mali has deployed an unmanned ground vehicle during a military operation.


Multi-million$ NT ranges work ramps up

A Northern Territory company has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade range facilities at four Defence training areas.

RAAF’s 11th Poseidon handed over

Australia’s newest maritime surveillance aircraft, the RAAF’s 11th P-8A Poseidon, has been welcomed into the Royal Australian Air Force at a ceremony in Seattle, USA.

Precision landing guidance for austere bases

A Raytheon team successfully demonstrated a rapid-set-up of a land-based version of its Joint Precision Approach and Landing System.


Tony Abbott appointed to AWM Council

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been appointed a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial.

Retired Army Banner laid up at Kapooka

The Australian Army held a ceremony at the Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka, NSW, on 29 September to formally lay up the retired Australian Army Banner.

Bands practice for biggest ever tattoo

More than 1500 performers from around the world are preparing for the largest ever Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Sydney this month.

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