Indo-Pacific Endeavour Jt Task Force

04/19/2019
A Joint Task Force consisting of four ships, maritime patrol aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the Australian Defence Force are deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, a series of key engagement activities with Australia’s regional neighbours.  Running from March to May, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 is geared towards enhancing interoperability…

RAAF F-35s at Williamtown

04/13/2019
The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is the Australian Defence Force’s first fifth-generation air combat capability. It is a highly advanced multi-role, supersonic, stealth fighter which will meet Australia’s requirements to defeat current and emerging threats. The F-35A is at the forefront of air combat technology.  Its advanced sensors and data…

RAAF Support to North Queensland

02/18/2019
The Australian Defence Force assisted Coles and Woolworths supermarkets in the delivery of urgently needed fresh product and household items to flood ravaged North Queensland.  Due to these extreme weather conditions and unprecedented rainfall, it was difficult for the road and rail movement of groceries.  Approximately 70 tonnes of produce…

Australian Army Relief Support in Australia

02/16/2019
Due to the effects of the unprecedented weather event in Northern Queensland on farmers and their livestock in the region, The Australian Defence Force has been asked to provide critical lift support.  Joint Task Force 646 established a forward operating base out of Cloncurry in western Queensland on 9 February…

Operation Highroad

02/11/2019
A team of Australian Defence Force service men and women is helping Afghanistan to develop a professional, capable and sustainable air force. The Australians train, assist and advise their Afghan counterparts on command and control, armament and munitions, air operations, engineering, logistics and life support equipment maintenance. [maxgallery id="122620"] Their…

HMAS Ballarat Completes First Patrol

01/14/2019
In an article by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald and published by the Royal Australian Navy on December 15, 2018, the HMAS Ballarat completion of its first patrol in the Middle East was discussed. Over seven days, the Australian warship conducted joint operations with the United States Coast Guard and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti…

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…

ADF support to Vietnamese Deployable Medical Facility 

11/09/2018
Australia supported Vietnam’s first deployment of a Role 2 field hospital to a United Nations peacekeeping mission through providing two airlifts by Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft in late September 2018.  Additionally, the Australian Defence Force provided the Vietnamese Peacekeepers with English language training and other specialist equipment…