Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Canberra
Major cities: Melbourne

The aboriginal people of Australia lived in relative peace for thousands of years.
Australia was initially used as a penal colony by the British to hold heir criminals.
The white settlers began to move further and further in land displacing the aboriginal Australians. Similar to how whites in the U.S. displaced the native people, many aboriginal Australians no longer live on their traditional lands and many live in poverty. The white population on the other hand, as in the U.S., have enjoyed the fruits of stealing other peoples lands and the resources on the land.

31 OCT 2022
Australia to host US B-52 strategic bombers at Tindal airbase in Australia's Northern Territory.

16 NOV 2011- An entire U.S. marine Task Force, approximately 2,500 troops, are to be stationed in Australia. 

US Marine base located near Darwin, Australia 
US Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D)

Military presence in Papua New Guinea?
Military presence in East Timor?

Part of the ANZUS defense pact between Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The pact binds Australia with New Zealand and the U.S. with Australia, separately.

Military Forces
28,000 active duty
40,000 reserve

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
17,375 personnel

F-35A stealth fighter aircraft (2)

F/A-18F Super Hornet (replaced the F-111 fighter bomber aircraft)-24
F/A-18 Hornet (71)

AP-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (19)

Boeing Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft (2)
BAe Hawk trainer aircraft (33)
PC-9 trainer aircraft (67)

Beechcraft King Air light transport utility aircraft (8)
UH-1 helicopters
C-17 Globemaster III heavy transport aircraft (5)
C-130H Hercules transport aircraft (8)
C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft (12)
Airbus KC-30 Multi-role taker transport aircraft (2)
Boeing 737 AEW aircraft

AGM-142 air launched cruise missiles for the F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft. The AGM-142 has a 78 km (48 mile) range.
AGM-88E AARGM anti-radiation missiles

Boeing Loyal Wingman unmanned aerial vehicles (under development)
MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles
IAI Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (3)
Skylark unmanned aerial vehicles?

RAAF Base Amberley

Airfield defense guards. Wear blue grey berets.
Plans to acquire US made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers 
Plans to acquire the Naval Strike Missile (NSM)

Royal Australian Navy (RAN)
14,215 personnel
Australian Naval Ensign

Australian Naval Jack

Canberra Class LHD (2)

Capable of carrying between 18 to 24 helicopters, 4 LCM, and 1,046 soldiers. 
L01 HMAS Adelaide

L02 HMAS Canberra

ANZAC Class Frigates (10)

Collins Class Submarines (6)
Armidale Class Patrol Boats (14)

Mine Warfare Vessels (6)

Landing Craft, Heavy (3)
Balikpapan Class

Bay Class landing ship dock (1)
HMAS Choules (L100)

Hydrographic Survey vessel (6)
Replenishment Ships (2)

S-70 Seahawk helicopters (15)
Eurocopter Ecureuil helicopters used for training (6)
Bell 429 helicopters used for training (3)
SH-3 Sea King helicopters used for Anti-Submarine Warfare, amphibious assault, and search and rescue operations.

Penguin Mk 2 anti-ship missiles for the Sea Sprite helicopters.
Penguin Mk 3 anti-ship missiles for aircraft
AGM-84 Harpoon missiles for F/A-18, and AP-3C Orion aircraft
UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles for Collins class submarines

ANZAC class frigates with Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles

Clearance Diving Teams (CDT) for maritime clearance.

30,235 regular active duty personnel
16,900 active reserve personnel
12,496 standby or inactive reserve personnel

Army Headquarters at Victoria Barracks in Sydney
Robertson Barracks near Darwin (Tiger attack helicopters with the 1st Aviation Regiment)
Holsworthy Camp outside of Sydney
Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, Queensland
Woodside Barracks near Adelaide, South Australia
Army Aviation Centre near Oakey, Queensland
Lane Pine Barracks in Singleton, New South Wales
Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane, Queensland. Headquarters of the Deployable Joint Force

M1A1SA tanks. Made up of parts from U.S. Army and Marine Corps M1A1 tanks. To replace the Leopard 1 tanks.(73)

ASLAV-25 (257)

Boxer armored vehicles

M-113 armored personnel carrier (431)

Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV). Fits a machine gun or Remote Weapons Station (838)

Hawkei 4x4 light armored vehicle

LARC-V amphibious vehicles

Land Rovers
Unimog trucks

Leopard 1 tanks (retired?)

FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles

MAG-58 machine guns
SR-25 sniper rifles
SR-95 sniper rifles
HK417 marksman rifles
Uses the Austrian made Steyr AUG assault rifle. Called the F88 Austeyr in Australia.
M4 carbine
F89 Minimi machinegun
Browning Hi-Power pistols
Parker Hale Model 82 sniper rifles

Army Aviation
Tiger ARH attack helicopters with Hellfire anti-tank missiles and 70mm rockets. (22)

S-70 Blackhawk helicopters
OH-58 Kiowa Scout helicopters

CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters

Australian Special Air Service (SAS)
1st Commando Regiment 1 CDO REGT
2nd Commando Regiment 2 CDO REGT

M777 towed 155mm howitzers (35)
M198 towed 155mm howitzers (36)
L118 towed 105mm light guns (112)

M982 Excalibur precision guided ammunition for 155mm howitzers
SMArt 155 precision guided ammunition for 155mm howitzers
M101 towed 105mm howitzers?
M40 106mm recoilless guns?

RBS-70 surface-to-air missiles
Rapier surface-to-air missiles?

Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles
Skylark unmanned aerial vehicles

Australian Federal Police (AFP)
State police forces
Local police forces

Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

Defense Intelligence Organization (DIO)

Defense Signals Directorate (DSD)

Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO)

Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG)

Pine Gap facility- Electronic eavesdropping facility used by Australian and U.S. intelligence agencies. Uses the Echelon system.
Alice Springs facility used by the U.S. and Australia for electronic eavesdropping.?

North West Cape intelligence gathering facility.

Australian Defence Satellite Communications Station
Geraldton facility at Kojarena, 20 miles east of Geraldton (250 miles north of Perth). Linked to the ECHELON system.

Australian soldiers fought in Vietnam War.

29 OCT 10- The Australian government admits to having Australian special forces train Afghan militiamen in Australia. The Afghans are supposedly being trained to fight against Taliban forces.

Aborigine people
The Aboriginal Australian people have a shorter life expectancy and suffer much higher rates of imprisonment, poverty, and disease than any other group of people in Australia.

2004- Sporadic rioting by aboriginal Australian people after the death of an aboriginal youth being chased by police.

Australian military pictures

Australian companies
Blacksky Geospatial - Gathers geospatial intelligence for military and corporations.
Cellula Robotics Ltd.
Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS)

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