An $18 million project to construct a Multi User Barge Ramp Facility in Darwin has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester announced today.
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester and the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO today presented the Australian Air Force Cadets with their newest self-launching glider at the Australian International Airshow 2015, at Avalon.
Australia will cooperate with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence to develop an advanced maritime strike weapon for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, the Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews announced today.
Defence Air Support to Emergency Operations Increases
The Australian Defence Force has deployed additional aircraft and air operations ground support to assist with natural disaster recovery efforts across the country.
Today the Chief of Joint Operations (CJOPS), Vice Admiral David Johnston and key operations staff of Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) provided me with an update on Defence support to cyclone relief operations in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
The Australian Defence Force has deployed a 100-person Emergency Support Force (ESF) from the Townsville-based 3rd Brigade to assist recovery operations in the areas worst affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester, today announced that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has commenced training aircrew and support staff on United States Air Force (USAF) MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations in the United States.
The integration of air power across the Australian Defence Force will provide Australia with new possibilities in the future, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence Darren Chester said today in Melbourne.
The Australian Defence Force continues to support Queensland Emergency Management officials with post-disaster assessment and recovery following the passage of Cyclone Marcia through Yeppoon and Rockhampton.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, Darren Chester today congratulated the United States Air Force and industry partner Northrop Grumman for a world first in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology.
Good morning. I’m very pleased to be here this morning and be joined by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and the Acting CEO of the Defence Material Organisation, Mr Harry Dunstall.
Today the Government announces the acquisition strategy for the Future Submarine Program. This announcement sets out further details of the competitive evaluation process that will be undertaken by the Department of Defence.
Defence Minister, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, and his New Zealand counterpart, the Hon Gerry Brownlee, met for the first time in Melbourne today.
The meeting occurred as both nations prepare to commemorate a century since the landings at Gallipoli.