Australian & NZ Defender magazine No 101 March 2018
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PHILIPPINES: The 1RAR based Land Mobile Training Team is bringing the Build Partner Capacity capabilities to the Armed Forces of the Philippines which are locked in combat with Islamic State in East Asia in the south of the country.
AFGHANISTAN: Expanded Australian contingents support NATO's Resolute Support Mission to hold back the Taliban and Islamic State in Khourisan. Including Force Protection Element 8, Special Operations Task Group, ANA Officer Academy, ANA Staff College and ANA NCO Academy mentoring teams, Kabul Garrison Command Advisory Team and Train Advise and Assist Command - Air.
IRAQ and SYRIA: Australian Air Task Group operations including final Offensive Air Operations conducted by 1 Squadron F/A-18F Rhinos, Australian Build Partner Capacity activities conducted by Task Group Taji at Taji and Besmaya and Australian Special Operations Task Group - Iraq activities.
ARABIAN SEAS: HMAS Warramunga's record breaking run of successful Vessel Boarding Search and Seizure operations in the Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea have resulted in the largest ever seizures of narcotics by Combined Maritime Forces assets.
TEXAS USA: The RAAF's fleet of advanced F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters is expanding with the sixth aircraft already flying in the United States. Details of the systems deficiencies were released in a worrying new US Department of Defence report.
ADF NEWS: Lurrsen OPV80 design for Sea 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel, Sixth RAAF P-8A Orion arrives at RAAF Edinburgh in SA, Tenth C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter in final fitout, Australian Army officer corps bloated at the top, Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyer program moves ahead with second destroyer on sea trials, Army's Land 155 Bridging systems enter service, 1st NZSAS Group accepts last Supacat SOV-Commando, Army adopts RDM Assegai 155mm Family of Munitions for its next generation artillery ammunition requirements, the M252A1 81mm Mortar will replace the F2 from final quarter 2018, RAN Seahawk and Squirrel and Army Kiowa helicopters retire from service, the Adelaide class frigate HMAS Darwin and New Zealand oiler HMNZS Endeavour decommission after decades of service.
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