As part of Australia’s contribution to the US-led Global Coalition against Daesh, a Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft has arrived in the Middle East.
As part of the ongoing cooperation between Australia and Vietnam, the Department of Defence has presented the Vietnamese Deputy Minister for Defence, Senior Lieutenant General Le Chiem with a digital database of Missing in Action data.
I am travelling to Europe this week to lead a record delegation of Australian businesses at one of the world’s largest defence tradeshows to promote defence industry opportunities with the United Kingdom and France.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) have completed the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) activity ‘Exercise Crocodile Response’ in the Northern Territory.
Australia is deploying a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against North Korea.
Australian Army engineers have arrived in Timor-Leste for the sixth iteration of Exercise Hari’i Hamutuk.
The multilateral exercise focusses on exchanging trade-skills and supporting the growth of Timor-Leste’s defence capability.
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OLIVER PETERSON: The Australian Government has today committed Defence Force personnel to join a US-led effort to protect the shipping channel in Iran. The Defence Minister Linda Reynolds can tell you more; she joins me on Perth Live.
HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart-class Guided Missile Destroyer to fire a missile in Australian waters.
Hobart fired an SM-2 Standard Missile against an unmanned target during trials off the coast of New South Wales, achieving excellent results.