Australian Minehunters head north in further sign of changing priorities

A pair of Royal Australian Navy minehunters have departed Sydney for a three month deployment to North-east Asia.

Australia to purchase Triton unmanned maritime patrol aircraft

The Australian Department of Defence­ has officially announced its plan to purchase Triton aircraft.

HMS Sutherland arrives in Sydney

HMS Sutherland sailed into Sydney for the beginning of a week-long visit to Australia's biggest city.

Australian frigate continues record streak of drugs busts in the Middle East

HMAS Warramunga has completed another two intercepts of drugs smuggling vessels, bringing its total haul seized up to AU$1.43 billion (£800 million) since arriving in the Middle East last November.

Australian personnel decorated by US Marine Corps for rescue efforts following Osprey crash

107 Australian Defence Force personnel have been decorated with the US Meritorious Unit Citation for their work in rescue and recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22B Osprey aircraft last year. 

Australia warned it risks ‘Mad Max world’ without strategic fuel reserve

'Australia could barely last nineteen days in a crisis', is the damning assessment of experts looking into the country’s current system of fuel reserves.

Australia to withdraw Super Hornets from strike missions in Iraq and Syria

The Australian Government has announced that it will be withdrawing its deployed fighter contingent of six F/A-18F Super Hornets from the Middle East in January following the successful liberation of Iraq from Daesh.

Long delayed HMAS Hobart finally enters service

The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned the first of three new Air Warfare Destroyers, HMAS Hobart, in a traditional ceremony in Sydney.

Australia to spend $815 million on 3,900 bombs for F-35 fleet

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II). 

Crashed Osprey recovered from seabed off Australia as investigations continue

Investigations into the MV-22B Osprey crash that claimed the lives of three US Marines last month are continuing as the aircraft’s wreckage finally arrived in Australia after being recovered from the seabed. 

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