The USN has installed a laser weapon prototype on board USS Ponce, its interim Afloat Forward Staging Base vessel stationed in Bahrain.
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Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) is the deployment of US Marines to Darwin, NT for a six-month rotational period each year, coinciding with the end and onset of the wet season at the Top End. Premium
As homeport to 10 of the RAN’s 14 Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Coonawarra, adjoining Darwin Harbour and part of Larrakeyah Barracks, is a major part of the RAN’s involvement in Operations Resolute and Sovereign Border. Premium
In August this year, Soldier On took a team of cyclists to France to take part in the Trois Etapes race. Premium
The Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and Taipan (MRH 90) Multi-Role Helicopter have now both been in service for several years, but both still face challenges, particularly with regard to sustainment. Premium
The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium
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The November edition of ADM features a wide range of stories relating to the theme C4I.
Read about Army digitisation now impacting C2 procedures, good cyber hygiene as well as Pitch Black 2014.
We also the role of HQJOC and speculate as to what is next for the Triton. ADM’s Nigel Pittaway interviews David Stilianos, general manager of Sikorsky Helitech.