In the ADF you'll experience some of the world's most advanced aircraft, ships, vehicles, weaponry and ICT systems.
Protection and support at sea
The Navy is tasked with protecting an exceptionally long coastline, as well as contributing to regional security and international disaster-relief operations. This calls for a flexible and adaptable naval capability, resourced with leading-edge technology across ships, submarines and aircraft.
Peak defensive capability on land
The Army is constantly evolving to extend and strengthen its capabilities. Battlefield superiority is maintained through the use of cutting-edge rifles, machine guns, anti-tank weapons and missile systems, supported by heavy artillery, tanks, helicopters, unmanned aircraft and armoured vehicles.
Superiority in the air
The Navy and Army utilise state-of-the-art multi-purpose helicopters in roles ranging from troop transport to search and rescue and combat support. For world-class strike capability, mobility and surveillance, the Air Force operates a fleet of highly sophisticated fixed-wing aircraft.
Control of communications
Electronic warfare is now a key weapon in the ADF armoury and advanced systems give Australia strategic and tactical advantage. The very latest communication technology is also used throughout the services to gain intelligence, maintain contact and direct operations.
Adelaide Class Frigate
Equipped with Seahawk helicopters and guided missiles, provide air defence, anti-submarine/shipping warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Anzac Class Frigate
A long-range escort platform, equipped with a Seahawk helicopter and capable of countering threats from the air, surface and below the surface.
Torpedo - Mark 46 acoustic homing
Designed to attack high-tech submarines, can be launched from surface combatant torpedo tubes, ASROC missiles and fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Collins Class Submarine
A long-range, high-tech, high endurance patrol submarine with formidable striking power and advanced intelligence-gathering capabilities.
Missile - Standard
Described as the world's premier surface-to-air defence weapon, has capability against aircraft, in-coming missiles and enemy surface vessels.
With its unique sensor suite and integrated weapon system, extends the war fighting capabilities of its parent ship well beyond the horizon.
Javelin anti-tank weapon
The Javelin is able to engage and destroy enemy armour at ranges beyond that achievable with previous shoulder-fired anti-armour systems.
This new equipment has a much higher level of digital connectivity allowing more rapid, safe and accurate application across the battlespace.
M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank
One of the world's fastest, most manoeuvrable, heavily armoured and powerful tanks, with a 120mm smoothbore cannon and a 4000m effective range.
The Australian Light Armoured Vehicle is a high performance eight-wheel combat vehicle ideally suited to harsh terrain and long distances.
Versatile and resilient tandem rotor medium-lift helicopter, used for troop movement, artillery emplacement and battlefield re-supply.
G-Wagon lightweight off-road vehicle
Versatile all-terrain vehicle can be configured in various ways including ambulance, command post, reconnaissance and general transport.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
The Shadow 200 carries high resolution cameras and sensor systems, to provide ground troops with real-time intelligence about enemy activity.
F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
A fifth-generation aircraft providing Australia's future air combat needs and a networked force-multiplier effect for situational awareness.
Electronic attack aircraft capable of providing warfare support by disrupting military electronic systems, including radars and communications.
Maritime patrol and response aircraft featuring an acoustic system with four times the processing capacity of Air Force’s current AP-3C Orions.
C-17 Globemaster III
One of the world's largest strategic airlifters. Delivers troops and oversized cargo in support of military operations and disaster relief.
F/A-18F Super Hornet
A battle proven next-generation multi-role fighter. Weapons include radar guided and infra-red seeking missiles and a nose-mounted cannon.
A highly sophisticated early warning and control platform that controls the tactical airspace by gathering, analysing and sharing information.
A Multi Role Tanker Transport enables Air Force to conduct both air-to-air refuelling and provide strategic air lift.
Fulfils demanding long-distance air lift roles such as search and survivor assistance, aero-medical evacuation and aid to civil communities.
Equipped with a variety of sensors, a long-range surveillance and anti-ship/submarine warfare aircraft, that's also used for search and rescue.