F-35 Arrival Ceremony at Williamtown Air Base

12/21/2018
The first two RAAF Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters to be based in Australia have been formally welcomed to their home base of RAAF Williamtown December 10, 2018. [maxgallery id="122262"] The two jets, A35-009 and -010 arrived at Williamtown at 10:20am on December 10 from RAAF Amberley Williamtown.  The aircraft…

ADF’s Office of Chief of Joint Capabilities 

12/21/2018
The ADF’s newly-created role of the Chief of Joint Capabilities has been upgraded to a three-star officer position to align it with the chiefs of the ADF’s three services and Joint Operations Command. The position, held by the newly-promoted AIRMSHL Warren McDonald since it was formed in July 2017, is…

HMAS Arunta Undocking After Major Upgrade

12/03/2018
On 28 November 2018, after more than 400 days out of the water, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta undocked to finalise her midlife capability assurance program upgrade at BAE Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. [maxgallery id="121586"] The upgrade included significant improvements to major platform systems such as the communications centre,…

Exercise Singaroo

11/23/2018
HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour for Exercise Singaroo, a two day maritime exercise in waters off Singapore. The biennial exercise aims to develop a better understanding and working relationship between the Royal Australian Navy and the RSN…

Commando Amphibious Operations Course

11/19/2018
Australian Army soldiers from the Commando Amphibious Operations Course conducted a training activity from Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft into the waters off Manly, Sydney, in late-September 2018. [maxgallery id="120460"] The students parachuted into the ocean on a stormy day and were then required to fight the swell…

Operation Resolute

11/16/2018
The Australian Defence Force provides surveillance and response assets as part of the Australian Government's ongoing efforts to protect its borders and offshore maritime interests. Operation Resolute is the Australian Defence Force contribution to the whole of Government effort to protect Australia's borders and maritime interests, known as Operation Sovereign…

Sunsuper Riverfire 2018

11/12/2018
The Royal Australian Air Force supported the Brisbane Festival’s Sunsuper Riverfire on 29 September 2018 with a fly past of multiple aircraft. [maxgallery id="120528"] Airforce fast jets - EA-18G Growlers, and a C-17A Globemaster aircraft took part alongside an aerobatic display by the Roulettes.  The Navy Band entertained crowds at…

Marine Rotational Force – Darwin Depature

11/04/2018
The 2018 Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, consisting of 1,500 United States Marines and eight MV-22 Ospreys, completed six months of training and exercises in Northern Australia and began its departure from Australia on October 2018. [maxgallery id="120996"] The seventh and largest rotation to date included an artillery battery of…