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Defence funding in the Budget

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First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems. (photo: Russell Millard)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems.

For those of you wondering how Defence fared in the Budget, here’s a wrap of the proposed funding.

Tanks ‘sea ride’ on Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew McDonald (author), CAPT (Army) Hugh Johnston (author)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: Unknown)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules added a new capability to the Australian Defence Force’s arsenal when they safely loaded and recovered Army’s heaviest vehicles onto the ship recently.

Team Anzac tops up fleet training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert Gould (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac.

HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base East, Sydney, in April with a handful of additional Marine Technical sailors and Aviation personnel embarked. 

Farncomb assists rescue of Indonesian fishermen

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT James Lybrand (author), POIS Paul McCallum (author)

Norwegian merchant vessel MV Fermita closes on a stranded Indonesian fishing boat. (photo: Unknown)

Norwegian merchant vessel MV Fermita closes on a stranded Indonesian fishing boat.

The crew of an Indonesian fishing vessel, stranded 100 nautical miles from land, have been rescued thanks to the efforts of the crew of submarine, HMAS Farncomb

Fourcroy joins the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats has officially joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet.

South West Pacific deployment reaffirms regional ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area.

HMAS Wollongong has embarked on a voyage to the South West Pacific as part of the Australian Defence Force’s enduring commitment to assist with building security capacity in the region.

HMAS Ballarat visit to Zhanjiang

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Danica Thompson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu.

A musical welcome greeted HMAS Ballarat as she drew alongside Zhanjiang, China, the home of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy South Sea Fleet for a port visit.

Combined Task Force end of rotation

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author)

(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017. (photo: Supplied)

(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017.

Royal Australian Navy personnel embedded in the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East have completed a highly successful counter-terrorism deployment and are heading home.

Former Clearance Diver commended for bravery

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Mr Shane Bingham holds the commendation and certificate for Brave Conduct awarded to his father, the late Mr Harold Leslie Bingham, AM, BEM; at his home in Barragup, WA.

A former Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diver has been posthumously commended for his bravery, for making safe a box of volatile leaking explosives in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia in 1975.

Darwin doctor makes Vietnam theatre debut

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Surgeons in the operating theatre of Khanh Hoa General Hospital immediately after jointly conducting reconstructive surgery to restore shoulder mobility to a patient's arm which was limited due to scarring caused by serious electrical burns. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Surgeons in the operating theatre of Khanh Hoa General Hospital immediately after jointly conducting reconstructive surgery to restore shoulder mobility to a patient's arm which was limited due to scarring caused by serious electrical burns.

An Australian Defence Force surgeon from Darwin has helped a Vietnamese man with severe electrical burn scars to regain full use of his right arm.