The Australian Army hosted its sixth Innovation Day at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra today, with defence industry specialists pitching their ideas in a shark-tank style forum to Army and Defence Industry Hub officials.
Precision-guided airdrop will soon deliver a quicker and more accurate means of sustaining troops over long distances. Combining steerable parachutes with GPS guidance, the next generation of joint precision air drop systems (JPADS) have been demonstrated in a joint trial between Air Force and Army.
The sun was beating down on the Mt Bundy Training Area when soldiers from the 8th/9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR), assaulted an enemy vehicle park atop a rocky hilltop, during Exercise Koolendong 19.
Today the Australian Army held it’s Army Demonstration Day in Sir Thomas Blamey Square at the Department of Defence’s headquarters in Russell. The event gave the Canberra defence community the opportunity to view some of the Australian Army’s new and existing equipment.
The idyllic Queensland town of Bowen was at the centre of a battle for liberation when the militaries of Australia, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom conducted an amphibious landing and subsequent raid on the beachfront town.
Sailing through Sydney Harbour, the first sign things were amiss was the dull thump of helicopter blades, barely audible over the water rushing past the bow of the ferry.
Seconds later, 2nd Commando Regiment soldiers disembarked from rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) and climbed over the side rails, while their comrades fast roped on to the deck from a hovering Black Hawk, supported by snipers in another Black Hawk providing aerial fire support.