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NZSAS Nicholas Kahotea killed in training

Lance Corporal Nicholas Kahotea, 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment, died following a training accident in Auckland on 8 May. The anti-terrorism exercise, involving NZ and US troops has since resumed.

Personal anguish in mental health treatment

I have mental-health issues. I don’t have PTSD – and I’m not suicidal. But my anguish is growing, thank's to the DVA/specialist relationship.


PM shot Caretaker Conventions in head?
[Army getting self-propelled guns regardless]

During election campaigning, PM Scott Morrison resurrected a project that was killed and buried seven years ago. And Labor matched him.


YouTube Channel hits new milestone

There’s now 501 military news videos, ‘personal vlogs‘, ‘shots from the editor’s desk‘, drone videos on CONTACT's YouTube channel.

HMAS Ballarat destroys 2.6 tonne of drugs

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarathas intercepted another 2.6 tonnes of illicit drugs while conducting a patrol in international waters in the Arabian Sea.

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First Aus, French, Jap, US maritime ex

Naval vessels from Australia, France, Japan and the United States are about to commence the first iteration of the French-led maritime exercise La Perouse in the Indian Ocean.

F-35s begin ground-attack training

No. 3 Squadron from RAAF Base Williamtown will conduct the first training for F-35A Joint Strike Fighter over the Salt Ash Air Weapons Range.

NIOA starts 84mm production at Benalla

NIOA announced today that it has commenced operations at the Commonwealth-owned munitions facility at Benalla.

Army demos firepower at Chong Ju 2019

Tanks, helicopters, armoured vehicles and soldiers showcased Australian Army’s combined-arms capabilities during a live-fire demo at Puckapunyal, Victoria, last week.

US Navy tests 5-inch Excalibur precision

Raytheon and the US Navy completed a new round of Excalibur N5 5-inch precision munition test firings in the US recently.


ADF deploys Korean armistice observers

Following a request from the UN, the ADF has deployed three observers to the Korean Peninsula to support the implementation of the inter-Korean Comprehensive Military Agreement.

Aussie ships visit Vietnam

The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 Joint Task Force continued its international engagement activities with the arrival of two ships in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam last week.

Keel-laying ceremony for first Arafura class

The first Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel reached a significant milestone with a ceremonial keel laying ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard.


NZ Vietnam Vets fly same Herc that took them to war, to 50th reunion

New Zealand Army veterans took a trip down memory lane when they flew to Christchurch on the same Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules that flew them to war 50 years ago.


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