Australian Army on display at Land Forces 2018

Australian Army on display at Land Forces 2018

Chief of Army
Land Forces
Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO
Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO

The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO, officially opened the 2018 Army at Land Forces Seminar in Adelaide today.

Australian Army’s biennial event brings together national, regional and global partners to discuss issues relevant to the future of land forces.

Senior commanders of militaries from around the world will attend the seminar held alongside the Land Forces Defence Industry Exposition 2018.

Lieutenant General Burr said the theme for this year’s Seminar was the application of Land Power in the Indo-Pacific.

“This seminar enables us to strengthen our partnerships with other international military leaders, Defence industry and academia and explore opportunities for unlocking Army’s potential,”

“This year we have the largest international contingent of delegates in the conference’s history and I look forward to sharing ideas with our allies and partners and discussing common security objectives and interests,” Lieutenant General Burr said.

“I am pleased to welcome my counterparts to Adelaide to discuss the future of land forces in our region in an increasingly complex strategic landscape.

“Over the next three days I look forward to strengthening relationships with national and international security leaders as we discuss the application of land power in the Indo-Pacific.

“Building on our international and industry partnerships is essential to generate capability advantage. As 'An Army in Motion' we must continually improve and adapt in order to be always future ready.

“Through engagement with our international partners, we work to ensure our armies are ready to respond to challenges that may arise.”

As well as attending seminars and keynote addresses, attendees will have the opportunity to view some of the Army’s latest technology and equipment including aviation, vehicle and communication capabilities.

Army at Land Forces will conclude at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 6 September 2018.

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