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Australia's Amphibious Force Nearing Full Operational Capability

Australia’s Amphibious Force Nearing Full Operational Capability

Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, take part in the final Battlegroup Samichon assault at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Saber on July 20, 2017. Australian Defence Force photo.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is nearing full operational capability of its amphibious force, after a six-year effort to turn an Army battalion into the heart of a joint-service expeditionary capability akin to the U.S. Marine Corps. Read More

Congress Notified on $1.46B P-8A Poseidon Deal with New Zealand

Congress Notified on $1.46B P-8A Poseidon Deal with New Zealand

A P-8A Poseidon assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 flies over the Chesapeake Bay. US Navy Photo

The State Department has given its approval to a potential $1.46 billion sale of four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to New Zealand, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency announcement. Read More

Japan Shifting Amphibious, Coastal Defense Units Closer to China; Australia Boosts its Own Capability

Japan Shifting Amphibious, Coastal Defense Units Closer to China; Australia Boosts its Own Capability

Sailors launch Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) and soldiers assigned the Japan Ground Self Defense Force from the well-deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during amphibious assault training in June 2015. US Navy photo.

Sailors launch Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) and soldiers assigned the Japan Ground Self Defense Force from the well-deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during amphibious assault training in June 2015. US Navy photo.

Japan is boosting its amphibious and coastal defense capabilities, shifting security personnel to outer islands and converting ground forces into amphibious units capable of defending those islands from attack. Read More