The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO, has returned home to South Australia to participate in Anzac Day commemorations, meeting with Kangaroo Island residents and viewing the ongoing bushfire recovery works.
Around 200 members from the 7th Combat Brigade have departed Gallipoli Barracks for Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour as part of Op NSW Flood Assist 2021.
Defence can confirm that at approximately 2:00pm on Wednesday 17 February 2021 an incident involving an Australian Army Black Hawk helicopter and a Defence-leased ferry occurred during counter-terrorism training on Sydney Harbour.
A live-fire exercise at the Greenbank Training Area in Queensland in the first week after the Christmas break provided infantry platoon leaders the opportunity to get to know each other’s leadership styles.
The close combat warfighting capability of the Australian Army has been strengthened by a $31 million Morrison Government investment in the delivery of a new, three-storey Armoured Vehicle Simulation Centre in Townsville.
The Morrison Government will invest up to $800 million to acquire new fleets of Australian-built amphibious vehicles and landing craft that will be able to transport land forces with enhanced speed and protection.