7 Brigade Open Day

Some of the Australian Army’s latest equipment will be on display at the 7th Brigade Open Day on 1 September, at 7 Brigade Park, Chermside in Brisbane.

The Open Day will give the public an opportunity to see firsthand how the brigade is modernising its equipment and people.

7 Brigade’s M1A1 Abrams main battle tank and heavy and medium transport vehicle fleet will be among the newest equipment on show.

The public will also get to see troops in action with military demonstrations throughout the day, including attack dogs, infantry section attacks (with blank ammunition) and an attack and withdrawal scenario involving the Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter.

Displays will also include an interactive hospital and recruiting stall which will allow the public to get hands-on with the capabilities of the Army.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Open Day, which will also involve local food vendors, family friendly rides and activities, and local community organisations.

Entry is free.

 

Demonstration Schedule (TBC):

Sequence of Event (Demonstrations)
Serial Demonstration Activity Time Remarks
1 MP Attack Dog 1030-1100  
2 Mortar + Heavy Weapons 1100-1130 Blank Fire
3 Explosive Detection Dogs 1130-1200 Detection demo
4 Spare 1200-1230  
5 Section Attack 1230-1300 Blank Fire
6 Break contact 1300-1330 Blank Fire + Helicopter
7 Helicopter Demonstration 1330-1400 Fly around/past – land LZ – 8/9 RAR secure LZ – RTU
8 Spare 1400-1430  
9 Spare 1430-1500  

 

 

Note: Times are approximate

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