23 March, 2017 Edition of Army, Airforce and Navy Defence News OUT NOW!

Defence News 23 March, 2017 OUT NOW


ON TARGET: Navy hosts a multinational task group to take its training to a new level – Pages 1 and centre.

JOINT AIR CAPABILITY ON SHOW: Navy’s modern helicopter fleet impresses crowds at this year’s Avalon International Airshow – Pages 4-5

YARRA’S HEROES: Ship’s new commemorated 75 years after ultimate sacrifice in bid to protect merchant ships – Page 17

And in sport:

AIMING FOR TORONTO: ADF personnel vie for selection in the 2017 Invictus Games squad – Pages 23-24


MILITARY MIGHT: ADF air power on show for record crowds at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon – COVER, CENTRE

FUTURE FIGHTING VEHICLES: Soldiers put Rheinmetall Boxer CRV and BAE Systems Australia Patria AMV35 through their paces at Puckapunyal – PAGE 3

A STRONGER AFGHANISTAN: The ADF is playing a key role in making Kabul’s joint command a success – PAGE 7

CHOPPER TRIALS: Triservice integration critical during ARH Tiger trials aboard HMAS Canberra – PAGE 10

YOUR LETTERS: Rising Sun reflections – PAGE 17

SPORT: Athletes come together in Canberra for Invictus Games trials – BACK PAGE


THE FORCE IS STRONG AT AVALON: Don’t miss our bumper feature section on Air Force’s show of fifth-generation force at the 2017 Australian International Airshow. – Special 12-page section.

COPING WITH THE PRESSURE: Exercise Cope North proves its worth as a building block of allied cooperation during the trilateral event held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. – Centrepiece.

UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE: Air Force personnel are helping to rebuild the Afghan Air Force, which is still in its infancy. – Pages 14-15.

KEEPING THE PEACE: Coverage of a peacekeeping seminar which featured a wide range of guest speakers, including AVM Tracy Smart, who spoke of her experiences in Rwanda in 1995. – Pages 4-5

And in sport: The Invictus Games returned to the spotlight as the selection process got under way at a training camp in Canberra. – Page 23.

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