Explosive Fire Activity in Australia

January 6, 2020 – Pyrocumulonimbus. Fire clouds. Flammagenitus. Fire-breathing dragon of clouds. There are several terms for the towering clouds that occasionally rise above the smoke plumes of wildfires and volcanic eruptions. After several fire-triggered clouds sprang up in quick succession on January 4, 2020, and December 29, 2019, Australians have been getting familiar with all of those names. Victoria…

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Royal Navy Helicopter Pilot Takes Part in Australian Bush Fire Rescues

January 8 2020 – A Royal Navy helicopter pilot has helped save countless lives from the apocalyptic fires devastating Australia. Lieutenant Commander Nick Grimmer has been in near round-the-clock action for two months flying rescue missions, evacuating people otherwise trapped by the flames. The 35-year-old, originally from Great Yarmouth, is on a three-year exchange in Australia, swapping submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters…

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Responsive Space Capabilities Steering Group

November 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – The space domain may be the defining backdrop for developments on the world stage in the coming years. That is why the Defense departments that deal with this have joined forces internationally in the Responsive Space Capabilities Steering Group (RSC). Here 11 countries join forces in the field of research, development, testing and experimentation.…

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KRI Bima Suci Visited Darwin October 31st

On 31 October 2019 at 10:00 Darwin time, the Indonesian Naval Academy Cadets of KRI Bima Suci-945 (BSC) had berthed on the Port Hill Wharf, Darwin Australia. This time, the KRI BSC-945 voyage along with Naval Academy Cadets was named the 2019 Ambassador of the Diplomacy Task Force with a diplomatic mission’s theme of “Maritime Fulcrum Brotherhood”, aimed at showing…

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ONR Global Opens New Location in Melbourne, Australia

November 7, 2019 – Scientific collaboration was front and center as Capt. James Borghardt, commanding officer of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global, officially inaugurated a new location in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 6. ONR Global—charged with providing international science and technology (S&T) solutions for current and future naval challenges—actively engages with the international S&T community. Officials note the…

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Japan Joins Talisman Saber 19

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The escort ship Ise and the transport ship “Kunisaki” are carrying out on-the-job training (Talisman Saber 19) with the US military in Australia. They are together with the Ground Self-Defense Force Aquatic Mobile Task Force and the First Helicopter Group. This training is intended not only to improve the Maritime Self Defense Force’s tactical…

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MV Sycamore takes training to new heights

June 5, 2019 – The Multi Role Aviation Training Vessel MV Sycamore is responsible for providing training to a variety of Navy and Defence organizations. Every Royal Australian Navy recruit gets the opportunity to spend up to a week in Sycamore, allowing them to gain some firsthand experience of life at sea before graduating and progressing to their first full…

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Australia and Sri Lanka to Forge Stronger Ties

Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) is Australia’s largest ever Defence engagement activity with Sri Lanka. At the helm of IPE 19 is Commander Joint Task Force 661, Air Commodore Rick Owen. Air Commodore Owen said the Indo-Pacific engagement is a Joint Task Force which includes around 1,200 Australian Defence Force personnel from the Navy, Army and Air Force. The Joint…

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Boeing introduces new unmanned system for global defense customers

February 27, 2019 – Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company’s largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States. The aircraft will complement and extend airborne missions through smart teaming with existing military aircraft. A model of the Boeing…

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Release of Naval Shipbuilding Strategic Workforce Discussion Paper

February 15, 2019 – The Coalition Government has today released the Naval Shipbuilding Strategic Workforce Discussion Paper. While the Government has already taken many actions to build the workforce, it is important to hear if there is more that we can and should do to support workforce growth. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Government is…

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Naval Group Signs Australian Strategic Partnering Agreement

February 11, 2019 – A significant milestone has been achieved today with the signing of the Future Submarine Program Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) by the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) and Naval Group. The agreement was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, The Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence and Florence Parly, French Minister for the Armed Forces.…

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