Australia’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighters less than 500 days away
The Diamond Thunder Exercise involved the networking of F/A-18 simulators at both RAAF Base Williamtown and Tindal with the E-7A Wedgetail simulator at Williamtown and C-130J simulator at RAAF Base Richmond.
The Turnbull Government has released Australia’s first Naval Shipbuilding Plan, outlining the nation’s largest ever programme of naval shipbuilding.
Exercise Bersama Shield is an annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) training event. The exercise is being held within the FPDA exercise area in Malaysia and Singapore between April 27th and May 9th 2017. Exercise Bersama Shield 17 is a major training exercise, which aims to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of FPDA nations through the conduct of combined joint maritime, land and air operations in a multi-threat environment. The FPDA consists of Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Approximately 300 Australian Defence Force personnel are participating in the exercise.
Timelapse video of Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Hobart returning to the Techport wharf after completing.
Enhanced air cooperation is part of the United States Force posture initiatives and builds on a range of air exercises and training activities already undertaken by the United States and Australia.