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Tiger officially enters Tiger-replacement race

Airbus Helicopters is offering what they say is a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to LAND4503 – the Tiger replacement project.

Poseidon deployed on North Korea sanctions

Australia is deploying a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce UN sanctions against North Korea.


NUSHIP Stalwart launched in Spain

NUSHIP Stalwart, the Royal Australian Navy’s second new support tanker, has been launched at Ferrol, Spain.

Bulimba Barracks sold to Taiwan developer

Defence has entered into a contract with Shayher Group for the sale of the decommissioned Bulimba Barracks site on the Brisbane River.

Unmanned ground vehicle fires Javelin/guns

Kongsberg fired a remotely controlled Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin missile and various machine-guns from a Protector remote weapon station on an unmanned ground vehicle.


Study finds soldiers care about robots

As robots become valuable members of the team, there’s a tendency for soldiers to treat them like colleagues rather than machines.


NZ Army Band wins top prize at Edinburgh

The New Zealand Army Band concluded a memorable appearance at the 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by being presented with the Pooley Sword, for the greatest contribution

Malaya-Borneo Veterans in Sarawak

SA/NT Branch of the National Malaya Borneo Veterans Association of Australia travelled to Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia to commemorate the Malayan Emergency and the Indonesian Confrontation.

Malaya-Borneo Veterans Day 2019

 SA/NT Branch of the National Malaya-Borneo Veterans Association of Australia hosted its annual service of commemoration in the West Torrens War Memorial Gardens in Adelaide a week earlier than usual.

Aust/US working HADR together in the NT

The ADF and Marine Rotational Force – Darwin have completed the humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief activity ‘Exercise Crocodile Response’ in the Northern Territory.


Aussie Hornets on first exercise in Japan

Up to 150 Royal Australian Air Force personnel will participate in the first bilateral air combat exercise between the Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, in Japan.

RAAF on consecutive exercises in SE Asia

Royal Australian Air Force has deployed more than 120 people and six aircraft from RAAF Base Amberley to participate in two bilateral fighter exercises in the South-East Asia.

RAAF deploys on Ex Mobility Guardian

The Royal Australian Air Force has dispatched its two largest aircraft to the United States for Exercise Mobility Guardian in Washington State.

Force Support Element 11 farewelled

Around 85 Australian Defence Force personnel have been farewelled at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville ahead of their upcoming deployment to the Middle East.

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