The Australian Government has extended the Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) deployment to Afghanistan providing high resolution Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) support until July 2014.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, The Hon Darren Chester MP, and Deputy Chief of Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Leo Davies CSC, today launched the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show.
Parliamentary Secretary Chester said the Air Show will commemorate a significant moment in Australia’s military aviation history.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, was today briefed on critical projects supporting defence and national security during his visit to the Canberra headquarters of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).
The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Johnston today congratulated the latest group of Australian organisations to have been selected to join the unique Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program (RPDE).
Construction of facilities for the new Seahawk Romeo Helicopters has commenced at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, NSW.
The Hon Darren Chester MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, turned the first sod at a ceremony today to welcome the commencement of building works.
Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced the Defence Materiel Organisation has signed a multi-million dollar contract with ASC Pty Ltd to update the control management and monitoring system for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP joined Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO at HMAS Harman in Canberra today to launch a major Australian Defence Force (ADF) workforce reform – Suakin.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the relocation of a highly advanced US space surveillance telescope to the Harold E Holt Naval Communication Facility in Exmouth has been signed in Washington by Defence Minister David Johnston and his US counterpart, Chuck Hagel.
Australian Defence Force members deploying to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of Force Support Unit Nine (FSU 9) were farewelled by family and friends at a parade at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville this morning.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Mr Stuart Robert MP, today met with Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and observed elements of Exercise WALLABY at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Rockhampton, Queensland.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that they will travel to the United States to participate in the 2013 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Washington on 20 November.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced that a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17A Globemaster and a C-130J Hercules are departing from Darwin today to transport an Australian Medical Assistance Team (AusMAT) to the Philippines to give support following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Darren Chester MP today attended the Remembrance Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial to pause in silence and honour the brave Australians who have served in our name, for their country.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today announced Defence assistance to the recovery efforts in NSW following the October bushfires.
On Friday the NSW Government accepted an offer from Defence to assist in the initial community recovery.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, made his first visit to the Headquarters Northern Command and HMAS Coonawarra today, where he met with personnel and toured the Navy’s most northerly base.
The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert MP, and the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, have addressed the 2013 Chief of Army, Wounded, Injured and Ill Digger Forum in Canberra today.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston this week attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Defence Ministers’ Meeting, and conducted a series of calls on NATO and ISAF counterparts in Brussels. He was accompanied by the Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley.
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP today visited the Australian Army's 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, Brisbane, meeting some of the Brigade's 3,500 strong workforce and touring new and developing infrastructure projects around the base.
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP today officially opened the newly relocated Defence Force Recruiting Centre in Canberra’s CBD.
The new centre, servicing a large area across the ACT and South East NSW, is designed to suit the increasing interest in the local region for a job in the Navy, Army or Air Force.
In the lead-up to Christmas Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP has encouraged Australians to show their support for Australian Defence Force members, particularly those deployed or recently deployed on overseas operations.