Transfer of AP-3C Orion A09-659 to the Australian War Memoria

February 28, 2019 – The Australian War Memorial will become home to the AP-3C Orion aircraft with tail number A09-659, preserving the heritage of this significant aircraft. Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester today presented the AP-3C Orion aircraft to Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson AO at the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon. Chester said the aircraft’s missions included long-range maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface unit warfare and search and survivor supply. “Since the A09-659 aircraft arrived in Australia in July 1985, it has performed…

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New competition to inspire future Navy submariners

November 14, 2018 – A rare opportunity for Australians to go behind the scenes, see world-class technology and consider a career as a submariner is on offer following the launch of a National Submariner Tour and Competition today. Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the competition allowed Australians the chance to experience life as a submariner and learn more about the Royal Australian Navy. “The Navy is looking for people with the right combination of intelligence, resilience, discipline and teamwork to fill these roles,” Mr Chester said. “The National…

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