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A SOTG 2 Cdo Regt operator armed with Mk 11 Mod 0 rifle in Uruzgan Afghanistan.
A F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter during testing.
A cargo vessel burns in the Gulf of Aden after a Somali pirate attack.
MTF3 2RAR Digger armed with a HK417 searches a local at the Charmeston Threeways in eastern Mirabad Afghanistan.
A PNG tribesman gives directions to ADF, PNGDF and NZDF EOD experts during Op Render Safe 2011.


The ADF has introduced a range of new weapon systems and counter IED equipment in response to the demands of the battlefield in Afghanistan. Includes M3 MAAWS, HK 417, Mk 48 Mod 0 Maximi, Mk 11 Mod 0,
F-88SA2, Tactical 2 .338........


Australia is watching closely as the F-35A Lightning II strike fighter project moves from the drawing board to reality .......


Australian naval Special Forces aboard HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba are the spearhead of Australia's counter piracy effort in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean off Somalia......


2RAR's Mentoring Task Force 3 is continuing the ADF's expansion of GIRoA control in Uruzgan while the AustSF of the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) grind down the Taliban's leadership.......


Timor Leste Task Group 3 operations in Timor and Op Render Safe 2011 - a joint ADF, PNGDF and NZDF effort to destroy remnant WW2 ordnance in the jungles of Papua New Guinea .......

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