Autonomous Warrior 2018

01/04/2019
Autonomous Warrior 2018 was a major demonstration designed to examine the potential of robotic, autonomous and uninhabited systems, in support of Defence operations in coastal environments. It combined an exhibition, trials and exercising in-service systems. [maxgallery id="121501"] The dynamic industry exhibition provided an opportunity for industry to showcase its latest…

HMAS Parramatta

12/26/2018
HMAS Parramatta and her crew completed a successful four weeks of training and assessment, in October and November 2018. [maxgallery id="121533"] HMAS Ships Sirius, Warramunga and Success supported the period of assessment. HMAS Parramatta is one of eight Anzac class frigates built for the Royal Australian Navy. Australian Department of…

RAAF and USAF Christmas Drop in the Pacific

12/21/2018
From 05-18 December 2018, the Royal Australian Air Force joined the United States Pacific Air Forces and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) for Operation Christmas Drop, the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation. [maxgallery id="122143"] Launching from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, C-130J Hercules aircraft delivered donated…

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…

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,…

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…

AP-3C Orion in Exercise Kakadu  

10/15/2018
Held biennially, Exercise KAKADU is a joint exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.  In 2018 it included 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine and more than 3,000 personnel from 27 nations, and delivered a range of activities both ashore in Darwin…