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.
The Australian Army’s live-fire exercises are bound to get the blood pumping, and this year’s Exercise Chong Ju was no exception. Held at Victoria’s Puckapunyal Training Area on 8-9 May 2019, the annual exercise successfully showcased Army’s joint combined arms capabilities.
The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO has announced that Army will host the Chief of Army’s Land Forces Seminar (CALFS) 2020 in Brisbane. CALFS is hosted alongside the Land Forces 2020 event, which is presented in partnership with Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited.