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The Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra and her LHD Landing Craft (LLC).
US Army 101 Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47F Chinook land in Afghanistan.
US Marine Corps snipers armed with Mk 11 Mod 0 rifles provide overwatch from a UH-1N
RAAF F/A-18 HUG Hornets armed with GBU-54 Laser JDAMs on operations over Iraq.
The Alenia Sky X Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle

AMPHIBIOUS READY ELEMENT

The ADF's enters a new age with the standing up of the joint Amphibious Ready Element with a second Canberra-class Landing Helicopter Dock in service before Xmas......

AFGHANISTAN

Australian forces in Afghanistan have contracted to less than 250 troops operating around Kabul with the NATO led Resolute Support Mission while Afghanistan is being over run by the Taliban and now Islamic State........

COUNTER NARCOTICS - ARABIAN SEAS

The RAN's HMAS Melbourne has seized millions of dollars worth of heroin during Combined Maritime Forces interdiction MSO's of the Islamacist drug trade in the Middle East and Horn of Africa.......

INTERDICTING ISIS: IRAQ & SYRIA
Australian and New Zealand soldiers within Task Group Taji continue training Iraqi soldiers near Baghdad while the RAAF Air Task GroupF/A-18HUG Hornets, KC-30A MRTT tanker and E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C command and control aircraft have expanded their mission into Syria......

COMBAT UAS

Some experts are arguing that the RAAF's next generation fighter should be one of the plethora of stealthy Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems currently under development in the USA and Europe .......

OTHER STORIES:
HAWKEI LIGHT PMV ACQUISITION CONTRACT; NEW NZDF CQB-16 RIFLE; RAAF P-8A POSEIDON MPRAs; RAAF C-27J INTEGRATION; SOCOMD ROUGH TERRAIN VEHICLES; LAND 400 MOUNTED COMBAT RECONNAISSANCE OPTIONS; JOINT STRIKE MISSILE; CH-47F CHINOOK FLEET COMPLETE, AGM-114N THERMOBARIC HELLFIRE II MISSILE; RAN FUTURE FRIGATE PROGRAM ....

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