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Defence News in Brief

Defence News in Brief

A snapshot look at the latest Defence news. Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC appoints Air ...
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‘Yulla’ is a new Mum for military working dogs

‘Yulla’ is a new Mum for military working dogs

The RAAF Security and Fire School has added another brood bitch to their training group. ‘Yulla’, named by Indigenous elders ...
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New hangar facilities keep workers safe

New hangar facilities keep workers safe

Maintenance technicians at No 36 Squadron at Amberley need to access parts of the C-17A Globemaster III that can be ...
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Upgrading the Super Hornet

Upgrading the Super Hornet

Australia may need to follow the US navy and upgrade it's F/A-18F fleet to Block III. With the RAAF’s F/A-18F ...
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Air warfare over the ‘Top End’

Air warfare over the ‘Top End’

Aircraft, crews and support personnel from RAAF Amberley and other bases have returned home from a major air power exercise ...
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F-35 JSF takes to the sky

F-35 JSF takes to the sky

Australia now has four of the new fighters assigned to its first operational F-35 squadron, with the recent delivery of ...
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Ships, tanks and jets that self repair

Ships, tanks and jets that self repair

Imagine being able to repair composite panels on jet aircraft, ships or armoured vehicles without having to remove the panels ...
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New Chief of Air Force appointed

New Chief of Air Force appointed

The current Chief of Joint ForceOperations (CJOPS) Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld will fly back into the Air Force fold as ...
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