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Adelaide embarks mechanised combat team

HMAS Adelaide has for the first time embarked a mechanised combat team including supporting elements to conduct Sea Basing Amphibious Operations.

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Soldier dies after accident at Kapooka

Private Liam Wolf was completing basic training at the Army Recruit Training Centre when he was involved in an incident on Friday, 19 April, and later died in hospital.


Growler achieves Initial Operating Capability

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies said IOC for the Growler was a significant achievement in Defence’s efforts to improve joint electronic warfare capability.

More Hercules to get broadband Internet

Beginning later this year, the first of an additional five RAAF C-130J Hercules will be fitted with high-speed Internet during scheduled heavy maintenance at RAAF Base Richmond.

NIOA lands huge German Army order

The first orders for artillery shells from the Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions forging plant in Maryborough, Queensland, have been confirmed by the German Bundeswehr.


Poseidon/frigate enforce N-Korea sanctions

A RAAF P-8A Poseidon has deployed to Japan to conduct North Korea sanctions patrols – and, as part of its current deployment, HMAS Melbourne will conduct surveillance patrols.

Aussie soldiers on jungle training in Malaysia

3RAR conducted advanced shooting and jungle training with Malaysian Armed Forces at Terendak Barracks, Malaysia.

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Raytheon sends drones to HEL

US Air Force personnel used Raytheon-built microwave systems and high-energy lasers to bring down dozens of small drones, flying alone and in swarms, during a recent exercise.


Tiger Battalion mascot dies

Corporal Quintus Rama – a Bengal Tiger and the mascot of ‘The Tiger Battalion”, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment – died this week.

New Zealand soldiers on safari in Africa

Two Kiwi soldiers are working alongside British counterparts to help counter the multi-billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade in Africa.


Largest ever RNZN ship launched

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s first purpose-built ship in 10 years has been floated eight months after her keel was laid in South Korean.


9th rotation of Kiwis leave for TG Taji

The ninth rotation of about 70 New Zealand Defence Force troops left on Friday for a training mission in Iraq.
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