Category: Australian Land Forces

Currawong’ achieves IOC

The Australian Defence Force’s Integrated Battle Telecommunications Network (I-BTN) capability has achieved the Initial operational Capability (IOC) milestone for the Initial Material Release of equipment. The I-BTN is being delivered by Boeing Defence Australia...

Robot Wars: UGVs on the battlefield

Robots are reaching the land battlefield. The technology involved was already becoming more capable and robust, but the Iraq War significantly boosted robotic development. The large-scale use of improvised explosive devices (IED) by insurgents...

Amphibious Warfare

Interview with Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Pashley Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment Previously, one of the Australian Army’s general-purpose infantry units, the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Amphibious (2 RAR Amphib) is now...

Hawkei enters Army service

The Australian Army’s new Hawkei protected mobility vehicle (PMV) is now becoming a familiar sight around the country, as low rate initial production of vehicles builds pace at Thales Australia’s manufacturing facility at Bendigo...