Amphibious force targets IOC

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Defence has announced that the newest Australian military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, is preparing to demonstrate its capacity off the Queensland coast. The 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, of the Australian Army, with MRH 90 troop transport helicopters from the 16th Aviation … [Read more...]

No F-35Bs for RAN LHDs – report

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A proposal to operate the STOVL F-35B variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter off the RAN's new LHD amphibious assault ships has been dropped, according to a report in the Australian Financial Review. Prime Minister Tony Abbott had asked Defence to evaluate operating F-35Bs from the LHDs as part of the … [Read more...]