Army held it’s Army Demonstration Day in Sir Thomas Blamey Square at Defence headquarters today – most of which will be on public display at the ADFA Open Day tomorrow.
CAPTION: Australian Army soldiers from the Combat Training Centre are joined by Mule (rear) and Ghostrobotics (right) unmanned ground vehicles, as well as a Black Hornet nano UAV in a display of human-machine teaming during Army Demonstration Day at Russel Offices. Photo by Corporal Sebastian Beurich.
Today’s event gave the Canberra defence community an opportunity to view some of the Australian Army’s new and existing equipment.
A range of Army’s vehicles, weapons, individual soldier combat equipment, combat support and training simulation platforms were on display – including an M1A1 Abrams tank, Hawkei and Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles, and a range of Army’s unmanned aerial systems.
Acting Chief of Army Major General Anthony Rawlins said Army Demonstration Day allowed the defence community to get up close to Army’s equipment and discuss it with soldiers who use it every day.
“Army Demonstration Day is our opportunity to show our Canberra-based Navy and Air Force colleagues, Public Service staff and other government agencies the capabilities we use in the national interest,” Major General Rawlins said.
“Today, we have been able to showcase Army’s existing equipment, and discuss with our partners the potential to develop and enhance these capabilities into the future.”
Much of the equipment on display at Army Demonstration Day today can be viewed by the public at the ADFA Open Day on Saturday 24 August 2019, from 9am to 4pm.