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12 Feb 2020

Chook unit hits operational record in support of bushfire relief

Army personnel deployed in support of the bushfire relief effort in Victoria have achieved a record for the most hours flown in a month by the Austral...
4 Feb 2020
RAAF kicks off testing for C-130J Litening sensor pod
The Royal Australian Air Force has begun flight trials for the fleet of C-130J Super Hercules airlift aircraft equipped with the Northrop Grumman Lite...
21 Jan 2020
NUSHIP Supply commissioning crew prepares for arrival of new AOR
The commissioning crew of NUSHIP Supply (II) donned ships hats and badges for the first time on Monday, 13 January 2020 at Garden Island, Sydney. ...
21 Jan 2020
RAAF and USAF co-ordinate fire retardant delivery for Operation Bushfire Assist
Australia’s aerial firefighting retardant supplies have been boosted thanks to the strong relationship between the US Air Force and the Royal Austr...
21 Jan 2020
$4.8m contract to support Army Chinook helicopters
Australian subsidiary of Kratos Defence & Security Solutions, Kratos Defence Australia has announced a $4.8 million contract with the Australian D...
15 Jan 2020
Lockheed Martin to deliver 50 new C-130Js to US government
Lockheed Martin has secured a US$3 billion ($4.3 billion) deal to provide the US government with 50 new C-130J Super Hercules tactical air lift aircra...
13 Jan 2020
Navy completes second evacuation in support of Operation Bushfire Assist
HMAS Choules has successfully completed its second evacuation operation from Mallacoota, Victoria, as Defence continues to provide support to commun...
10 Jan 2020
Navy's LHD demonstrates humanitarian and disaster relief capability during bushfire crisis
HMAS Adelaide (LHD 02) has been playing a pivotal role in the Navy's contribution to Operation Bushfire Assist alongside HMAS Choules and MV Sycam...
8 Jan 2020
HMAS Choules returns to support bushfire response at Mallacoota
HMAS Choules has returned to Mallacoota, Victoria, to provide additional support to the fire-ravaged coastal town as part of Defence’s contributio...
24 Dec 2019
Air Force takes delivery of new C-27J fuselage trainer
The Royal Australian Air Force has taken delivery of the first training device for its fleet of C-27J Spartan – a static fuselage training device....

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