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The Australian Army is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) commands the ADF, the Army is commanded by the Chief of Army (CA). The CA is therefore subordinate to the CDF, but is also directly responsible to the Minister for Defence. Although Australian soldiers have been involved in a number of minor and major conflicts throughout its history, only in World War II has Australian territory come under direct attack.

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More than 70 years later, a dogged piece of detective work by Tasmanian historian Scott Seymour has narrowed down the possible murder site — and a preliminary on-site investigation has already been undertaken by the Unrecovered War Casualties (Army) unit of the Australian Army Defence Force, ...
... Wednesday that Rheinmetall Defence Australia has been selected to supply its Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle to the Australian Army. A total of 211 vehicles will be acquired under the Australian Defence Force's Project Land 400 Phase 2, valued at an estimated AU$5 billion (U.S. $3.3 billion).

"Australian Army engineers will be searching official venues, the Games village, and vehicles at designated checkpoints," he said on Wednesday. "Navy clearance divers will be conducting sub-surface searches of key locations on the Gold Coast waterways." Queensland Police Commonwealth Games ...
IN ANNOUNCING the Australian Army's next armoured vehicle on Wednesday, the government focused heavily on the jobs it would create. It's become a political strategy of the Turnbull government – to promote the involvement of Australian industry in major defence projects. In this case, Land 400 Phase 2 ...
CANBERRA, March 14 (Xinhua) -- German contractor Rheinmetall has won the 5.2-billion-Australian-dollar (4.08 billion U.S. dollars) contract to build 211 light armored vehicles for the Australian Army. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was the single-largest acquisition in the Australian Army's history ...
“This is the largest single acquisition made for the Australian Army, and it is part of our $200 billion re-equipment of the Australian Defence Force to ensure that the men and women that we send into harm's way have the capabilities to keep us safe in the 21st century,” Mr Turnbull said. This is about ...

Announcing the contract at the Enoggera Army Barracks in Brisbane this morning, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was the single-largest acquisition made for the Australian Army. "As one of the troopers said to me just a moment ago, this is about lethality and survivability. This is about capability and ...
Australia's top political military figures have announced the largest purchase in the history of the Australian Army which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said was based on “lethality and survivability”. The Turnbull Government plans to use the new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), known as “The ...
Those female soldiers, wearing the Australian Army uniform alongside their male counterparts, deserve our support. Women are not the same as men and men are not the same as each other. There will be both men and women not suited to frontline roles and the army can work that out without the help of ...
The Australian Army has trained 257 Filipino soldiers on urban combat operation as part of the move to strengthen the local military's operational capability against terrorists in cities and highly populated areas following the Marawi City siege last year. ALL FOR ONE — Filipino and Australian soldiers ...
It was the Australian Army's official birthday on Thursday, March 1 and like any birthday a large cake was baked to mark the occasion but because it was the army a sword rather than a kitchen knife was used to make the first cut. Singleton School of Infantry's commandant Lieutenant Colonel Matthew ...
BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia are locked in a fierce competition to supply the Australian Army with 225 wheeled armoured combat vehicles under Phase 2 of Land 400 and, according to Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne previously, an announcement was due in ...
The last time I saw Major General Day, I was an 18-year-old first-year cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. He was the Commandant. It was November 1987. And I was standing in front of his desk. Being kicked out of the Academy. And I owe him big time because it was a turning ...
A Canberra-based cybersecurity firm will work with the Australian Army as part of a $1.3 million contract to improve the army's wireless device security. Penten develops a technology known as AltoCrypt Stik, which allows secure access to classified information over WiFi. According to Penten CEO Matthew ...
WA Liberals will call for an inquiry into the small number of Australian Army personnel based in WA, suggesting the Turnbull Government should adopt a “two-armies” policy, with echoes of a World War II defence strategy. The push comes at a time of rising regional tensions, with indications that China is ...
The Communication arm of the PNG Defence Force is predicting improvements, in the sending and receiving of military intelligence. Under the Defence Cooperation Program, the Australian Defence Force today gave over 50 Very High Frequency Handheld radios and Very High Frequency Repeater ...
The head of Australia's army has called on scientists and the local defence industry to help build a drone army to keep Australia safe. Speaking at a defence conference in Canberra today, Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell said Australia's relatively small army must be padded out with ...

The wheeled armored combat machines will replace the Australian Army's aging Light Armoured Vehicle fleet. The Boxer CRV is designed to undertake both a range of missions in urban, jungle and amphibious areas, according to defenseworld.net. They can withstand direct bomb attacks and heavy ...
Earlier in the day, King Abdullah received Chief of the Australian Army Lt. Gen. Angus John Campbell and reviewed military and defence cooperation between the two countries. The meeting, attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat, also covered efforts exerted in the war ...
Project LAND 400 Phase 2 will acquire 225 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to replace the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV). The Phase 2 fleet will include seven variants. On 28 July 2016, Defence announced that BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall had been shortlisted to ...
The number of full-time Australian Army personnel based in WA has fallen by 15 per cent over the past two decades, as the total army headcount nationally grew by 20 per cent in the same period, research reveals. The data comes as WA Liberals push for an inquiry into the dwindling army presence in the ...
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The number of full-time Australian Army personnel based in WA has fallen by 15 per cent over the past two decades, as the total army headcount nationally grew by 20 per cent in the same period, research reveals. The data comes as WA Liberals push for an inquiry into the dwindling army presence in the ...
David Kilcullen, a retired Australian army officer, is influential in American security circles. Australians also do humanitarian work in Pakistan and elsewhere. Australia along with Britain and New Zealand provides deep Asia diplomatic as well as military experience. Canberra has also indicated interest in a ...
The centre is also heavily engaged in international exercises, and known to be one of the busiest units in the Australian Army. Australian troops not only use the facility, but also soldiers from defence partners Indonesia, East Timor, the US and Britain. During World War II, Australian soldiers undertook ...
TRAILING by six points with only 20 minutes remaining of the Sgt Matthew Locke MG charity match, the Australian Army Thunder team had to find something extra. The Bellingen home team with some help from former players to form a Barbarians line-up had fought back from a 12-0 deficit early in the ...
The annual rugby league clash between Bellingen Valley-Dorrigo and the visiting Australian Army Thunder has become the domain of the Army team. The Magpies claimed a memorable win when the teams first met 10 years ago to honour the memory of Sgt Matthew Locke MG, but since then it's been the ...
The last time I saw Major General Day, I was an 18-year-old first-year cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. He was the Commandant. It was November 1987. And I was standing in front of his desk. Being kicked out of the Academy. And I owe him big time because it was a turning ...
WA Liberals will call for an inquiry into the small number of Australian Army personnel based in WA, suggesting the Turnbull Government should adopt a “two-armies” policy, with echoes of a World War II defence strategy. The push comes at a time of rising regional tensions, with indications that China is ...
A Canberra-based cybersecurity firm will work with the Australian Army as part of a $1.3 million contract to improve the army's wireless device security. Penten develops a technology known as AltoCrypt Stik, which allows secure access to classified information over WiFi. According to Penten CEO Matthew ...
"This is a moment in time for us to all come together as a nation and actively demonstrate our support for our defence community," said McGrath, who lost both his legs while serving with the Australian Army in Afghanistan in 2012. Hundreds of people are expected to join him on a "walk and talk" around ...
Australian cybersecurity firm Penten has received AU$1.3 million from the Department of Defence to develop a cryptography solution for the Australian Army. The contract will see the Canberra-based startup further develop its AltoCrypt technology, which enables secure mobile access to government ...
The Communication arm of the PNG Defence Force is predicting improvements, in the sending and receiving of military intelligence. Under the Defence Cooperation Program, the Australian Defence Force today gave over 50 Very High Frequency Handheld radios and Very High Frequency Repeater ...
The head of Australia's army has called on scientists and the local defence industry to help build a drone army to keep Australia safe. Speaking at a defence conference in Canberra today, Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell said Australia's relatively small army must be padded out with ...
Labor's Mike Kelly, himself a former Australian Army lawyer, said the executions were a "deep scar" on the Australian experience, but some good came out of it. "If there's anything that we can say came out of this positive, it's that ... we were never going to be subject to (British) military justice again," he said.
“When you're looking at the largest project in the history of the Australian Army, I doubt shaking pompoms is what counts,” he said. “The Rheinmetall proposal is about far more than winning a contract to build heavy military vehicles, it's about building a new industry for not just Queensland but Australia.”.
A thirty-year-old Keralite has created history by becoming the first Keralite woman cadet to join the Australian Defense Force. Ramya Ramesh, a native of Thrissur, alongside nine other feisty women attached to the Bravo 15 Platoon comprising 40 cadets, marched out on Saturday, showing that they are as ...
"It is an advanced piece of equipment which will drive the Australian army forward for years to come, but this vehicle will also drive the Queensland economy forward," he told reporters on Friday. The other company vying for the contract, BAE Systems Australia, is believed to favour Victoria as their build site.
More than 1000 of the “protected mobility vehicles” have been delivered to the Australian army and to the Royal Australian Air Force for use by its airfield defence guards. Thales has recently sent three Bushmaster MR6s to the UK with a range of enhancements targeting the selection competition for Britain's ...
That status quo has endured since I enlisted in the Australian Army in 1974. Indeed like most of our political and strategic leadership I have accepted that position as immutable, confident in the belief that no despotic power will ever ultimately triumph over the West, with our open, innovative societies and ...
He said the Australian Army is equipped with several hundred EOS systems, which he said enhanced the soldiers' protection and lethality in Afghanistan. “A large proportion of these have already been upgraded by EOS with the new technology, which gives Australian forces a significant operational ...
THIRTY rotting wild dog carcasses have been found on a property believed to be owned by the Australian Army near Townsville. Marissa Keys-Farrar said she and her husband Kevin were travelling along Hervey Range Rd near High Range when they saw the confronting sight on Sunday. “My husband ...
Australian Army chief talks up threats to 'ethical' warfare – but track record suggests hypocrisy ... The chief of the Australian Army has discussed the laws of 'ethical conduct' on the battlefield in an age when AI is set to transform conflict, but questions abound as to whether Canberra is on shaky moral ground ...
LIEUTENANT Douglas Johnson made a career in the Australian Army Cadets, and he's looking for more children to join his ranks. Having been a cadet during his teens, before a 10-year stint in the Australian Army, Lt Johnson is now in charge of the 124 Army Cadet Unit in Gladstone. His hope is that he ...
Jennifer, who signed up to the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) in 1979, told me that, until she joined the Army, she "had no awareness of gay people". "I had no awareness that I was gay, I didn't know that world existed," she said. This changed dramatically within a number of days of her ...
Artificially intelligent drones that can kill on their own will increasingly pose a challenge to Australia's values as they potentially give a military edge to foreign enemies who have no ethical qualms about using them, the Chief of the Australian Army has warned. Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell told ...
George Kremor bought the tank from the Australian Army base at Bandiana to boost an expanding private collection which also consisted of hundreds of model aircraft, a Bren gun carrier and various other tanks. Before he died in 1989, Kremor's collection was a well-known tourist attraction. For more of this ...
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's visit to Japan last week for annual leaders' talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe was meant to deepen military ties. Talks over dinner included the Korean Peninsula issue and security affairs in the Indo-Pacific region. Turnbull attended a meeting of ...
The Bushmaster vehicles are produced by Thales Australia and have been in operation since 1997 for the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Army, British Army and the Jamaica Defence Force. The vehicles are lightly armoured and provide protected mobility transport for ...
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Australian Army have begun training rotary wing crew at a new joint helicopter school as part of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System programme, it was announced on 17 January. The first intake of 37 future pilots, aircrew and aviation warfare officers have ...


 

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