The Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has departed from her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia to the Middle East.
Toowoomba is the 68th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy ship to the region since 1990.
TOM TILLEY: Australia has about 300 personnel in Iraq and in just a few days, HMAS Toowoomba will depart for a monitoring mission in the Straits of Hormuz. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds joins us from Canberra. Minister, thank you so much for joining us.
LUKE GRANT: As you know, there's been an attack today in the Middle East on some US bases. We understand from US President Trump via social media, he'll respond and speak to the American people sometime over the next several hours.
The Morrison Government will invest $150 million in the next generation of Army’s geospatial support capability.
Forming part of the LAND 1771 Tranche 1 project, land forces will be able to use advanced imagery to obtain vital terrain and navigation data.
An Australian company has been awarded a $45 million contract for the supply of Remote Weapon Stations, as part of the Morrison Government’s multi-billion dollar upgrade to Army’s mounted close combat capability.
Under the Morrison Government’s more than $200 billion investment in Defence capability, we are seeing a record rejuvenation of Defence capability including building 57 naval vessels in Australia, modernising our Army, and introducing a world-leading fifth generation Air Force.
The Morrison Government is helping Australian small businesses to invest more in our defence industry, with the release of the first two of our Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans.
Today I was delighted to host my Fijian counterpart, the Hon Inia Seruiratu, Minister for National Security, Defence and Foreign Affairs, in Perth for the first official Australia-Fiji Defence Ministers’ meeting.
Joint media release with Mr Julian Simmonds MP, Member for Ryan
Soldiers at Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera will soon be able to make use of new and improved health facilities, with major upgrades to the existing Health Centre to get underway.