Australia's extremely unique landscape offers many challenges to the vehicles expected to traverse it. Considerations for extreme heat, dirt and dust are just some of the things taken into account when operating in Australia's outback. Some vehicles, like the new M1A1 Abrams Tank, are a desert proven overseas design. While others, like the Bushmaster IMV, were planned and built here in Australia for our specific conditions.
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Army aviation is at the cutting edge of modern technology. Take the new Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger - a fast, manoeuvrable and deadly aircraft made almost entirely from carbon-fibre and Kevlar, it is the most advanced Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter in the world. Our new MRH-90 medium-lift transport is a leader in its field. Incorporating seating for up to 20 troops with crash protection for all, it will also use the TopOwl Head Mounted Sight Display employed by the ARH Tiger, to give the pilot unprecedented night-flying ability. Learn more
Being a soldier in the Army means you'll be handling some of the world's most advanced weaponry and specialised tools. The Army is staying one step ahead with the innovative F88 Austeyr rifle, and the new Off-Axis Viewing Device (OAVD), protecting soldiers from exposing themselves to enemy fire. Learn more
There are a lot of things you can do that simply can't do in the civilian industry. Ben Clayton, Army Reconnaussance, Pilot
Some of the Army's newest equipment comes fitted with incredible information technology. The ARH Tiger for example has an array of different sensors and cameras that feed into the pilot's helmet to be projected into their visor. This, plus the aircraft's main gun, is all directed to point to wherever the pilot is looking. Learn more
The Australian Army is constantly evolving to better fulfil its roles and expand capabilities. To complement Army Aviation's new ARH Tiger, deliveries will begin soon for the MRH-90 medium lift transport. Accompanying this will be an array of purchases and upgrades to existing units to develop what's been titled, the Hardened and Networked Army. This will also include a new computer networking system that will integrate with the Navy and Air Force as part of the Network Centric Warfare project. Learn more