Australian & NZ Defender magazine No 98 Winter 2017
NIGER W. AFRICA: Australian Special Operations personnel and Coalition Special Operation Forces join US SOCOM led assistance mission to the Republic of Niger under Exercise Flintlock in its battle with Boko Haram
AFGHANISTAN: Australian Train Advise and Assist operations including the ANAOA Mentoring Team, the Kabul Garrison Command Advisory Team, Train Advise and Assist Command - Air, General Directorate of Police Special Units Training Team
IRAQ & SYRIA: Australian Build Partner Capacity Operations by Task Group Taji 4 in Taji and Camp Manion in al Anbar Province Iraq and the Special Operations Task Group - Iraq in Baghdad and Mosul and offensive air operations by the Air Task Group against Islamic State.
ARABIAN SEAS: HMAS Arunta continues her extended nine month Maritime Security Operations deployment with the US Navy led Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East Region.
AUSTRALIA: The RAN's elite Clearance Diving Team 4 joined up with the US Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 (EODMU5) to conduct intensive cross training in Western Australia.
QUEENSLAND: Emergency Disaster Relief Operations in the wake of Cyclone Debbie in central Queensland.
ADF NEWS: Army to acqurie the NASAMS 2 Ground Based Air Defence Missile System; the New Zealand Army commences MARS Rifle roll out;; EA-18G Growlers remain in Australia; Australia exploring acquisition of AH-64E Guardian Apache helo; Army wants 90 new Abrams tanks + Abrams Breachers and Abrams Bridges, Bushmaster PMV returns to RAR Battalions, RAAF orders AGM-88E AARGM and AGM-88B HARM missiles for new Growler fleet, RNZAF seeks the P-8A Poseidon MPRA while RAAF Poseidon fleet grows
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