Defence Budget 2017: On track for delivery

NUSHIP Hobart at speed during builders sea trials in September 2016. Credit: donbrice

All in all, the government is doing exactly what it said it would under the 2016 White Paper, Defence Integrated Investment Plan and Defence Industry Policy Statement.

Hawkei proves blast resistance

A total 1,100 Hawkei PMVLs will be acquired. Credit: James Byron Photography (

The tests took place in April at the Joint Proof and Experimental unit at Graytown in Victoria.

Airbus demonstrates automatic AAR

The Airbus A3R system uses a series of 3D cameras and image processing software to precisely determine the location of the receiving aircraft’s refuelling receptacle in space. Credit: Defence

The RAAF have been instrumental in encouraging Airbus to develop the smart tanker.

CHC jockeys for ADF-wide SAR/AME contract

CHC's Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter will provide interim AME and crash response services from HMAS Albatross. Credit: Defence

Training requirements for the ADF’s plethora of new aircraft have prompted a move to a larger, ADF-wide service for the next contract.

Army suffers two training deaths within a week

Australia Army soldier Private Alex Moore ‘rests on arms’ as part of the Catafalque Party for the recent 2017 Anzac Day Service at Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Credit: Defence

Army has instigated a suspension of training activities across its combat brigades to review risk assessment processes and training safety management. Premium

Kiwis investigate NH90 engine failure

Credit: Commonwealth of NZ

The investigations have given the service confidence the aircraft can be operated safely following a similar engine failure. Premium

RNZAF Orion triggers drug haul

RNZAF P-3K2 NZ4204 departs RNZAF Base Auckland for the Gulf via Darwin and Butterworth, Malaysia. Credit: Peter Clark

Acting on the information provided by the Orion, the French La Fayette-class frigate FS Surcouf boarded the first vessel. Premium

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