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  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The maritime wing of the Australian Army purchased and installed a VSTEP simulator classroom at its Townsville base in Queensland. The maritime simulators are used for landing craft operations and navigation training. The simulator purchase was made following an enquiry from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Bohemia Interactive Simulations, a global software company providing […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 teamed up with Australian Army personnel to begin the biennial unit level training event, Pyrocrab, on US Naval Base Guam August 6. The training focuses on building closer relationships between the nations and enhancing the interoperability of their […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide III has marked her first visit to the city of Adelaide by delivering vehicles and personnel for the Australian Army’s Exercise Hamel 2016. Over 600 personnel from four military services have joined the Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide for a transit from Brisbane to Adelaide […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly today announced that three Tenderers have been selected to progress Project Air 9000 Phase 7 which will provide a new helicopter aircrew training system to meet the future rotary wing training needs of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). AIR 9000 Phase […]

  • 9 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the US Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 and members of the Australian Army have begun the biennial unit level training at US Naval Base Guam. Pyrocrab, which kicked off on August 6, focuses on building closer relationships between the nations and enhancing the interoperability […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    From August 31 to September 4, 2015, Exercise Joint Strike, the inaugural Amphibious Task Group (ATG) joint fires exercise, was conducted at the Beecroft Weapons Range, in the Jervis Bay area, New South Wales. Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel from within the ATG conducted a week of joint fires […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) joint task force have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra anchored off Darwin, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations joined in the birthday celebrations as both the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army celebrated their 113th birthdays.   At the Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, members not required for duty gathered at the Camp Baird All-Ranks Mess to […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Authorities

    The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, addressed troops at RAAF Base Darwin as part of his visit to Australia. Hosted by the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, the President spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 1,800 people, consisting of Australian Defence Force personnel, U.S Marines and members of the […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Exercise SQUADEX is currently being conducted in waters off Townsville and Cowley Beach in North Queensland and is the first of a series of two exercises in which Australia’s newest ship, HMAS Choules, conducts amphibious and flying operations with elements of the Australian Army. HMAS Choules delivers a significant amphibious capacity which can be used […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has teamed with the Australian Army and industry to set up a new training system for a joint helicopter school. Rotary wing crews are now set to benefit from the newly-established Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) at a dedicated facility at HMAS Albatross. The first intake of 37 future pilots, aircrew […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    From its RIMPAC 2014 headquarters, onboard the United States Navy Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu, the Australian Amphibious Task Group (ATG) has commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group made up of 13 warships and a combined landing force of soldiers and marines from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of South Korea, […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Industry news

    “Over the past month the ADF has moved thousands of tonnes of aid, evacuated displaced people, and helped around 15,500 kids get back to school.” The majority of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have returned to Australia after completing their Typhoon Haiyan recovery assistance mission in the Philippines. The ADF recovery mission officially ended Monday, […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ships deployed as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s annual maritime task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to the Pacific. HMAS Adelaide docked in Townsville on August 23 to return embarked soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Fellow task group members HMA Ships Melbourne, Toowoomba […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    More than 33,000 U.S. and Australian personnel will participate in the biennial military training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in Australia July 4-19. Talisman Sabre, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force Headquarters Joint Operations Command, will incorporate U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy, Australian […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide embarked U.S. Marines and Australian and U.S. Army forces from the 2016 Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) to transit from Brisbane to Adelaide to join Exercise Hamel. The transit on HMAS Adelaide from 15-23 June provides an opportunity for both forces to practice joint training in a range […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Authorities

    The focus of the Royal Australian Navy’s 2019 Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE19) will focus on developing cooperation with the Indian Navy, Australian defense minister has announced. Engagement with India, one of Australia’s key strategic partners in the Indian Ocean region, will be the cornerstone for IPE19, defense minister Christopher Pyne said. Pyne added that Australia’s relationship with India […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander of Australia’s Joint Task Force 633 (JTF633) in the Middle East Region (MER) Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC has officially transferred command to Rear Admiral Trevor Jones, AO, CSC, RAN. The Transfer of Authority ceremony was held this week at Camp Baird, Australia’s main headquarters in the MER. Major General Orme said there […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities

    Personnel from HMAS Tobruk, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have been awarded Military Civic Action medals by the Philippines Government for their assistance following Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013.   Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Philippines, General Emmanuel Trinidad Bautista, awarded the medals onboard Tobruk yesterday, while the […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Australian P-8A Poseidon aircraft has achieved another milestone successfully firing its first Harpoon anti-ship missile during exercise RIMPAC 18 off Hawaii. The ATM-84J Harpoon missile was launched from the aircraft to sink its target, decommissioned US Navy ship USS Racine. Australian defense minister, senator Marise Payne, said the Harpoon is integral to the P-8A reaching […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy joined the Australian American Association (Canberra Division) in marking the 71st anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Australian American Memorial in Russell, ACT, yesterday. The ceremony featured a flypast by three RAN helicopters from Naval Air Station HMAS Albatross. Along with members of […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Three Royal Australian Navy ships, three helicopters and more than 1,000 personnel are in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. Flagship of the Australian fleet, HMAS Canberra, led the Australian task group into harbor followed closely by Anzac class frigates HMA Ships Ballarat and Warramunga. RIMPAC 2016 will be the […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force members have demonstrated their commitment to supporting regional neighbours in need, as Exercise Croix du Sud in New Caledonia comes to an end.   Croix du Sud, which means “Southern Cross” in French, is a multinational military exercise organised every two years by the French Armed Forces in New Caledonia, with a […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy took over the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) which had previously been lead by the Pakistan Navy. Commodore Jaimie Hatcher of the Royal Australian Navy assumed command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 from Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas of the Pakistan Navy […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Singapore-hosted exercise Bersama Lima 2016 (BL16) was officially opened today at Changi Naval Base, Singapore. The combined joint military exercise runs until October 21 and involves the military forces from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom operating together under the Five Power Defence Arrangements. Commander Australian Contingent, Wing Commander Gregory Jervis, said […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are proving they are made of “the white stuff” following the embarkation of the Australian contingent to Pacific Partnership 2012 aboard the massive white-painted US hospital ship USNS Mercy during its stopover in Guam. The 29 Australian soldiers, airmen, airwomen and sailors have joined more than 1000 international military and […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules recently welcomed the Army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopter aboard for its first of class flight trials. Elements from the Australian Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment and the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit embarked Choules for the duration of the flight trials. The CH-47F conducted 206 launches and flew for a […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Adelaide, the Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock fleet arrived in Tasmania’s maritime capital city Hobart on August 19, for a five day visit. The second of two Canberra class amphibious ships and the largest ever built for the Royal Australian Navy, was commissioned on December 4, 2015. Adelaide is in Hobart having recently […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    While bringing soldiers and marines from Australia and Tonga to New Zealand for exercise Southern Katipo 2017, Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules became part of the exercise scenario at Picton Harbor. Choules demonstrated her versatility when she arrived alongside at Picton in New Zealand’s South Island only a week after supporting the real humanitarian […]