Senior defence officials from Australia and China will meet tomorrow in Sydney for the 22nd Australia-China Defence Strategic Dialogue.
Held since 1997, the annual Australia-China Defence Strategic Dialogue is the peak forum for discussions between Australia’s Department of Defence and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
This year China’s delegation will be led by Director of the Joint Staff Department of the Central Military Commission, General Li Zuocheng.
Naval Group has signed a subcontract with Jeumont Electric (France) for the design of the Main Electric Propulsion Equipment for the Attack Class Submarines.
The Main Electric Propulsion Equipment converts electrical power using Converter Cubicles into mechanical power and then propels the Submarine through the water.
The selection of Jeumont Electric recognises the company’s significant experience on submarine programs, including Australia’s Collins Class Submarine Program.
Exercise Austral Shield, a combined Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Victoria Police exercise, has concluded in the La Trobe Valley this weekend, testing the new and enhanced arrangements for responses to domestic security incidents.
Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Greg Bilton, said the exercise strengthened interoperability between Victoria Police and the ADF and highlighted the professionalism and preparedness of both forces.
Sydney witnessed four spectacular performances during its staging of the largest ever Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which concluded last night at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo remains unrivalled in its global reach, inclusiveness of nations and mix of tradition and pageantry.
The 80-metre-wide and 26-metre-high replica Edinburgh Castle again proved a popular backdrop, with 300 ‘state of the art intelligent lights’ and 19 truckloads of supporting scaffolding.
The first of four shows in the largest Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ever staged will commence this evening at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.
The show, which will run until 19 October is set against a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle.
The renowned Scottish spectacular will bring together more than 1500 of the world’s finest pipers, fiddlers, drummers, military musicians and performers for an inimitable mix of music, ceremony, military tradition, theatre and Celtic folklore, while also focusing on Australia and the South Pacific Nations.
Troops from seven South West Pacific nations arrived in Sydney on Royal Australian Air Force service aircraft this weekend to take part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which will be held from 17 – 19 October at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park.
United by their universal language of music, participants from the South Pacific nations – including Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu – arrived on Saturday afternoon at RAAF Base Richmond.