DMO Bulletin - Issue 5 2012

Issue 5 2012
The hull of what will become the first LHD transiting through Port Philip Bay on board the MV Blue Marlin

In Our Care - LHD Hull Arrives Down Under

It’s covered approximately 13,500 nautical miles and taken about nine weeks at sea, but the hull of what will eventually be our first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) has arrived in Australia, bringing us one step closer to a new era for Defence’s amphibious force capability.

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More Than Just Trucks

A driver from the LAND 121 Operator Training Facility demonstrating a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon at the Janowen 4WD Park, Queensland, September 2012

The DMO’s G-Wagon project reached an exciting milestone in September as the first of its vehicles were put through their paces at a media day at the Janowen Four Wheel Drive Park near Royal Australia Air Force Base Amberley.

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Getting Growler

CAF, AIRMSHL Geoff Brown and Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, with one of the Australian F/A Super Hornets that will be upgraded to the Growler capability

You would have seen the headlines in August that the Government has decided to acquire the Growler Electronic Warfare System for 12 of the Air Force’s Super Hornets.

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Establishing A Trust Account

CEO DMO Warren King

Even at a time when budgets are tight, the Government is still investing billions of dollars in Defence. Our Ministers are determined to continue to pursue reforms in accountability.

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