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    F/A-18 As of No. 75 SQN RAAF, 2012. The lead aircraft bears a unique paintscheme to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of No. 75 SQN's formation.
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    The RAN N-class destroyer HMAS Norman, which my paternal grandfather served on in WWII.
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    Men of the 2/13th Battalion patrolling around Tobruk. This was my maternal great-grandfather's unit during WWII. He lied about his age to join, saying that he was younger. He had also joined up in WWI by lying, saying that he was older.
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    The Australian Army intends to replace its aging fleet of Australian Light Armored Vehicles (ASLAV) and the M113AS4 Armored Personnel Carrier with “a tracked and turreted IFV [infantry fighting vehicle] with protection levels similar to that of the Abrams tank while carrying an eight person section,” according to the Land 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability Request for Information (RFI), released by the Australian Department of Defense. (The RFI deadline is February 22.)

    The Department of Defense called the Land 400 program one of its “most significant capability programs” designed to enhance “the mounted close combat capability of the Land Force.” According to the Australian Army’s website, “LAND 400 will deliver a Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV), an Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), a Maneuver Support Vehicle (MSV) and an Integrated Training System (ITS).”

    http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/will-germany-supply-450-armored-troop-carriers-to-australia/
     
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    The Thale's F90 assault rifle is designed as a modular platform that is capable of incorporating new technologies as they become available. The rifle will replace the ageing Austeyr F88-series assault rifle, which has been in service with the Australian Army since 1988.

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    The Australian Army's attack helicopter, the Eurocopter Tiger
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    Seahawks of No. 725 SQN RAN
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    A C-130 J Hercules of the RAAF (I actually got to fly on one - the only operational military aircraft I've been aboard during flight)

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    No. 75 SQN RAAF Hornets in formation with Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 'Flankers' over Singapore, mere months after the end of the Cold War. Air Marshal Ray Funnell was allowed to fly one of the 'Flankers', making him the first chief of a western air force to fly one.
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    Sopwith Camels of No. 4 SQN AFC
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    Members of No. 460 SQN RAAF posing with an Avro Lancaster B.I or B.III, possibly G for George
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    The Avro Lancaster B.I G for George on display at the Australian War Memorial
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    HMAS CANBERRA/ HMAS ADELAIDE

    * Amphibious assault ships

    * 27,800 tonnes

    * 230 metres long

    * 32 metres wide

    * 202 metre flight deck 28 metres above water

    * 360 crew and up to 1600 troops

    * 100 vehicles and 12 tanks

    * 4 X 24 metre landing craft

    * Internal well dock to load and unload craft

    * 16 helicopters, six operating at once

    * 40-bed hospital and two operating rooms

    * Maximum speed above 20 knots (35km/hr)

    Exclusive report: Inside HMAS Canberra

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    Australia Chooses French Design for Future Submarine

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    Melbourne, Australia, April 26 – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced today that DCNS of France is the winner of Australia’s $50 billion (US$38.54 billion) Future Submarine (Sea 1000) program.

    “DCNS has been selected as our preferred international partner for the design of 12 Future Submarines, subject to further discussions on commercial matters,” the prime minister said in an official statement.

    The announcement follows the comprehensive Competitive Evaluation Process involving DCNS, TKMS of Germany and the Government of Japan. The winning design is the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A, a conventionally-powered derivative of the French Navy’s nuclear-powered Barracuda attack submarine and design work is set to begin later this year.

    Turnbull said that the decision was driven by DCNS’ ability to best meet Australia’s requirements for a long-range, conventionally-powered submarine to replace the Royal Australian Navy’s six Collins Class boats.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...oses-french-design-future-submarine/83532778/
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    Strategic outcome
    All three companies have proven track records in submarine design and construction. Building overseas would have seen the Japanese leave their comfort zone. However, they brought defence and geostrategic advantages to the negotiation table. Offering the RAN supply and repair bases in Japan was one of their most persuasive arguments.

    The Germans pushed their vast submarine design and building experience – more than 160 submarines delivered to 20 navies over the past 50 years. This experience, TKMS claimed, would have put the FSP in a “safe pair of hands”.

    The French Navy operates submarines across the five oceans. DCNS argued that the experience and propulsion technology they transferred from their conventional and nuclear submarines made them the preferred candidate for the FSP. And they turned out to be right.

    http://theconversation.com/why-the-french-submarine-won-the-bid-to-replace-the-collins-class-58223
     
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