The Royal Australian Navy in Exercise Croix du Sud

06/15/2018
Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have joined the French Armed Forces of New Caledonia to practice Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) as part of Exercise Croix du Sud 2018 (Ex CDS18), 14-25 May.  The exercise is held every two years and with eleven participating nations, it is the largest…

Operation Resolute

06/14/2018
Operation RESOLUTE is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to a whole-of-government effort to protect Australia’s borders and offshore maritime interests. [maxgallery id="117579"] The Area of Operations covers approximately 10 per cent of the world’s surface and includes Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone - extending up to 200 nautical miles around the…

Exercise Croix du Sud

06/07/2018
Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have joined the French Armed Forces of New Caledonia to practise Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) as part of Exercise Croix du Sud 2018 (Ex CDS18), 14-25 May.  The exercise is held every two years and with eleven participating nations, it is the largest…

Exercise CASSOWARY 2018 

05/12/2018
A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) to improve security along our shared maritime borders concluded in Benoa, Bali on 24 April.  Coordinated maritime patrol AUSINDO CORPAT 2018 began in Darwin, Australia on 16 April and covered waters between Australia and Indonesia over…

Australian QRA Support for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

04/05/2018
Aircrew from No. 1 Squadron, will be providing a quick reaction force as part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) support to the Queensland Government for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft will be on alert to respond to any incursion of the airspace for the…

Operating in Contested Urban Environments: The Aussies Look at New Technologies

01/22/2018
1/22/18: The 2017 Contested Urban Environment Strategic Challenge (CUE17), a multi-national defence technology activity led by Defence Science and Technology, was held in Adelaide from 20 November to 1 December 2017. [maxgallery id="103874"] The purpose of CUE17 was to investigate new and emerging technologies that can improve the intelligence, surveillance…

ADF Training Exercise with Philippine Marine Corps

11/28/2017
11/28/2017: The recent visit to the Philippines, by two ships of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group has significantly reinforced the strong defence relationship between Australia and the Philippines. The Task Group later sailed to Subic Bay for a four day visit, where both ships received over several hundred visitors eager to…

C-27J Spartan’s Flies in Exercise Southern Katipo

10/31/2017
10/31/2017: The RAAF’s No. 35 Squadron has achieved a significant milestone this month, having deployed a C-27J Spartan Battlefield Air Lifter to participate in a major international exercise for the first time since the aircraft was brought into service by the Australian Defence Force. The Spartan is in New Zealand…