CALIFORNIA: HMAS Hobart's Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trails were successfully completed at the US Navy's facilities in Hawaii and othe Southern California Exercise Area off San Diego.
IRAQ & SYRIA: Australian and New Zeland Defence Force operations in Iraq are transitioning from emergency combat support to halt and defeat Islamic State to advanced institutional building to prepare the Iraqis to keep the peace in the liberated territories. Task Group Taji 7/Task Group Taji 8; Special Operations Task Group - Iraq Task Group 632
ARABIAN SEAS: The Anzac class frigate HMAS Ballarat's massive narcotics seizures in the Arabian Sea continue the RAN's success against terrorism within Combined Maritime Forces.
AFGHANISTAN: The Australian Operation Highroad is concentrating on supporting the Afghan National Security Forces as they battle a determined Taliban and Islamic State in Khourisan offensive.
LIGHTNING II: The F-35A Lightning II is now operating from RAAF Base Williamtown in NSW, heralding the beginning of the RAAF's Fifth Generation future.
ADF & NZDF NEWS: Future Attack Class Submarine contracts finalised, Next Generation Autonomous Anti Submarine Warfare systems, Special Operations Australia starts MRH-90 flying, 1 Brigade rearms with new EF-88M Modular Weapons System, First ex RAAF F/A-18HUG Hornets transferred to Canada, Anzac Frigates Midlife Upgrade & new radar, RAN Supply class AOR tanker launched in Spain, ADF classifies CDF's radical gender & identity policies, C-27J Spartans rebased at RAAF Amberley, Future Vertical Lift advanced aircraft prototypes.
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