Strategic partnerships

Strategic partnerships

Army soldiers giving blood

Defence Blood Challenge

The Defence Blood challenge takes place between September and December and pits the three services and APS in a friendly competition to see who can achieve blood donation targets. Stay tuned for more about this year's challenge.
Soldier and helicopter


In the past, the individual load carriage and personal protection systems employed by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) have been sub-optimised to meet the requirements of the entire organisation. This has meant that there has been one type of combat uniform and limited types of body armour, irrespective of job or role.