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    ^^Home delivery from Pakistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfacentori View Post
    Great pics everyone

    I wonder where the Taliban are getting all their ammunition from besides old caches, some of it looks brand new, its not like you can just mail order SPG-9 rounds

    Alfa
    http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/...he-afghan-war/

    Varies by region but leakage (stolen, bought etc) from Afghan stocks plays a part

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    Default Complexity the hallmark of Exercise Hamel

    Infantry soldiers defused an intricate hostage scenario without firing a shot as part of the Australian Army’s most complex exercise to date – Exercise Hamel 2010. - 15 October 2010

    In an exercise scenario at the Tully military airfield in North Queensland, the infantry soldiers from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment showed their high professionalism in an Air Mobile Operation using Black Hawk helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment, that had been designed by exercise controllers to result in a firefight.

    The Australian soldiers were also supported by a contingent of United States Marines participating in the exercise.

    Exercise Hamel 2010 involves 6000 personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force and is designed to enhance the Army’s ability to fight and operate in a modern, complex battlespace.



    Soldiers from the United States Marine Corps and the Australian Army move out during an Air Mobile Operation on Exercise Hamel.



    Private Michael Mcauley of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and Lance Corporal Jeremy Stollings of the United States Marine Corps provide security during an Air Mobile Operation.



    Warrant Officer Class 2 Riegel Bryan of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment speaks to Opposing Forces role players at a simulated checkpoint on Exercise Hamel.



    Soldiers from the United States Marine Corps board Australian Army Blackhawks from the 5th Aviation Regiment during an Air Mobile Operation at Tully, Queensland.



    Australian Army Blackhawks from the 5th Aviation Regiment take off in heavy rain during an Air Mobile Operation at Tully, Queensland, as part of Exercise Hamel.



    Soldiers role playing Australian civilians board Australian Army Blackhawks from the 5th Aviation Regiment during an Air Mobile Operation at Tully, Queensland.



    Private Laura Sedgwick from 3 Combat Services Support Battalion and Corporal Aaron Marcus from 1st Military Police Battalion process role-playing Australian civilians during an Air Mobile Operation at Tully, Queensland, as part of Exercise Hamel.



    Corporal Aaron Marcus from 1st Military Police Battalion searches a role-playing Australian civilian during an Air Mobile Operation at Tully, Queensland, as part of Exercise Hamel.

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    Default Record turnout for NATO's premier Exercise - The Cambrian Patrol

    [FONT=Verdana]Cambrian Patrol, the most prestigious patrolling event in NATO, attracted a record number of regular teams this year. A total of 16 international teams are also taking part, including soldiers from India, Pakistan, Australia and Canada, among others. The event is split into seven phases over a nine-day period. Cambrian Patrol, which takes place across some of the most challenging terrain in the Welsh mountains, has been running since 1949 and is the ultimate test facing the modern-day soldier. 19 October 2010[/FONT]

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    Private Samuel Inacio ,21, of the Royal Australian Regiment based in Sydney. Samuel is originally from Sydney.



    Private Sean Williams ,22, of the Royal Australian Regiment based in Sydney. Sean is originally from Mildura, Victoria.



    Private Ben Tickner ,24, of the Royal Australian Regiment based in Sydney. Ben is originally from Nowra, New South Wales.



    Private Glen Chandler ,25, of the Royal Australian Regiment based in Sydney. Glen is originally from Mildura, Victoria



    Private Michael Noar ,25, of the Royal Australian Regiment based in Sydney. Michael is originally from Pymble, Sydney.



    The Royal Australian Regiment Team Photo. Left to Right:- Pte Inacio, Pte Williams, Pte Miskle, Pte Noar, Pte Tickner, LCpl O'Brien, Pte Chandler.



    Pte Sean Williams (Left) and Pte Glen Chandler (Right) are both from the town of Mildura, Victoria, and are currently serving in the same unit in Sydney.



    Pte Sean Williams (Left) and Pte Glen Chandler (Right) are both from the town of Mildura, Victoria, and are currently serving in the same unit in Sydney.



    Pte Sean Williams (Left) and Pte Glen Chandler (Right) are both from the town of Mildura, Victoria, and are currently serving in the same unit in Sydney



    The Royal Australian Regiment move out of the Harbour Area and up onto the Hills.

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    And the L85?...a kind of punishment?

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    Default Troops from MRT-1 Prepare for Night Patrol

    [FONT=Verdana]On 23 March 2010 the security section at Patrol Base Atiq, part of the First Mentoring Task Force contingent, conducted an un-partnered night patrol through the villages of Khaneqah, Sad Mardeh and Sinha in the Mirabad Valley Region of Uruzgan Province.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Preparations for the night patrol included weapon zeroing and adjustments to night fighting equipment such as machine gun sights and night vision goggles.
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    [FONT=Verdana]Commander of the security section Corporal Adam Heemskerk was meticulous with his orders to troops to ensure correct battle preparation and coordination including battlefield illumination support from the combat team headquarters.
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    [FONT=Verdana]Night patrols are designed to provide a security presence in the area and to demonstrate Australian and ANA commitment to disrupting insurgent activity under darkness. [/FONT]



    Corporal Adam Heemskerk conducts a range shoot at Patrol Base Atiq for machine gunners (L-R) Private Sam Kirley and Private Locke McConville to prepare weapons for night patrolling.



    (L-R) Private Sam Kirley and Private Locke McConville from the First Mentoring Task Force firing the F89 machine gun at Patrol Base Atiq.



    Target Up - Private Locke McConville from the First Mentoring Task Force is on target during a range shoot at Patrol Base Atiq.



    Laying Low - Private Sam Kirley from the First Mentoring Task Force takes aim in the ****e unsupported position during a range shoot at Patrol Base Atiq.



    Machine Gunners (L-R) Privates Sam Kirley and Locke McConville from the First Mentoring Task Force pose for a photo at Patrol Base Atiq.



    Private Locke McConville from the First Mentoring Task Force checks his sights on the F89 machine gun during a range shoot at Patrol Base Atiq.



    Private Joshua Cavanagh from the First Mentoring Task Force makes some final adjustments to his night fighting equipment at Patrol Base Atiq.



    Corporal Adam Heemskerk from the First Mentoring Task Force prepares his personal equipment for a night patrol at Patrol Base Atiq.



    (L-R) Privates Sam Kirley, Rob Weeks, John Drake and Cameron Thomson from the First Mentoring Task Force gear up for a night patrol at Patrol Base Atiq.



    Section Commander Corporal Adam Heemskerk with (L-R) Privates Rob Weeks and Sam Kirley before heading out on a night patrol from Patrol Base Atiq.



    Section Commander Corporal Adam Heemskerk was assisted by Private Rob Weeks before heading out on a night patrol at Patrol Base Atiq.



    (L-R) Privates Joshua Cavanagh and Lucas Madruga from the First Mentoring Task Force step of from Patrol Base Atiq on a night patrol.



    Soldiers from the First Mentoring Task Force patrol at last light from Patrol Base Atiq in the Mirabad Valley Region.



    Soldiers from the First Mentoring Task Force patrol at last light from Patrol Base Atiq in the Mirabad Valley Region.

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    Default Airfield Defence Guards on watch at RAAF Base Tindal

    [FONT=Verdana]An increased operational tempo at RAAF Base Tindal in the lead up to Exercise Talisman Saber 09 has provided an opportunity for the Royal Australian Air Force's No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron to deploy and provide a secure operating environment for the base.[/FONT]

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    A RAAF Bushmaster operated by No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) kicks up a cloud of dust before it disembarks No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron Guards during contact drills.



    Airfield Defence Guards with No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) perform contact drills shortly after exiting a RAAF Bushmaster.



    Airfield Defence Guards with No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) perform contact against the backdrop of a United States Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globemaster.



    Airfield Defence Guards with No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) return from a patrol after an arduous day searching for possible enemy threats to RAAF Base Tindal.



    Airfield Defence Guards with No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) return from a patrol after an arduous day searching for possible enemy threats to RAAF Base Tindal.



    Aircraftman (AC) Jordan Geddes of No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) mans the front turret of a RAAF Bushmaster vehicle overlooking the 2AFDS Command Post.



    A pair of RAAF Bushmaster vehicles approach No. 1 Rifle Flight (1RFLT). The Rifle Flights were set up as part of No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadrons (2AFDS) comitment to provide security at RAAF Base Tindal.



    Leading Aircraftman Aaron Power, a Close Personal Protection Operative (CPPO) with No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) scans the area surrounding No. 1 Rifle Flight (1RFLT) for any possible 'threats'.



    A member of No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) mans the front turret of a RAAF Bushmaster vehicle parked outside No. 1 Rifle Flight (1FLT) on the outskirts of RAAF Base Tindal.



    Airfield Defence Guard Aircraftman Leigh McDermott scans the area surrounding No.2 Airfield Defence Squadron's (AFDS) No.1 Rifle Flight (1RFLT) for any potential threats during Exercise Talisman Sabre 09.



    Aircraftman (AC) Adam Heapy of No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) mans the front turret of Bushmaster as a RAAF F-111 is towed along the RAAF Base Tindal taxiway.



    Members of No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) watch for any potential enemy threats in the scrub of RAAF Base Tindal.



    An Airfield Defence Guard with No. 2 Airfield Defence Squadron (2AFDS) performs contact drills shortly after exiting a RAAF Bushmaster.

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    Default East Timor 1999



    Lance Corporal (LCPL) Mick Hagenbach, 22 yrs, drives while Private (PTE) Kevin Frost, 25, mans the gun on one of Australia's two Bush Master prototypes in EastTimor.



    PTE Gary Frampton, of Kirwan, QLD, on foot patrol through the streets of Suai.



    An Australian Army Armoured Personnel Carrier disembarks from HMAS Balikpapan ( L-126 ) on to the beach near Suai.
    Hundreds of troops and vehicles took part in an operation sailing onboard Royal Australian Naval vessels from Dili around the coast of East Timor to Suai, culminating in the biggest beach landing operation since the Vietnam war. After securing the area, the troops moved in to Suai to set up WESTFOR, INTERFET's southern command headquarters.



    INTERFET troops take up positions on the Suai shoreline.
    Hundreds of troops and vehicles took part in an operation sailing onboard Royal Australian Naval vessels from Dili around the coast of East Timor to Suai, culminating in the biggest beach landing operation since the Vietnam war. After securing the area, the troops moved in to Suai to set up WESTFOR, INTERFET's southern command headquarters.



    5/7 RAR, Support Company, moves in to secure the town of Liquica amid rumours that militia forces are in the area.



    5/7 RAR, Support Company, moves in with its Armoured Personnel Carriers (apcs) to secure the town of Liquica amid rumours that militia forces are in the area. Corporal Justin Roberts, from Mildura, takes up the rear gun position on the first patrol through town.



    ADF Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment assess the situation at Batugade, near the Western border of East Timor, where they were unexpectedly fired upon. The situation was resolved after the Australian troops managed to speak to a senior Indonesian Army representative.



    An Australian soldier, from the Townsville based 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3CER), looks on as a group of young Timorese boys give the soldiers working in the market place their sign of approval.



    10 Oct 99... ADF Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment assess the situation at Batugade, near the Western border of East Timor, where they were unexpectedly fired upon. The situation was resolved after the Australian troops managed to speak to a senior Indonesian Army representative.



    SGT Matt Dillion, 32 yrs, of Northam WA, a crew commander with 2 Cav, based in Darwin, leads an ASLAV patrol through the hills of west Lahane near Dili.



    An Australian digger, with the 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment ( 3 RAR ), in hot pursuit of a militia member who was spotted by locals near the soon-to-be opened market place.

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    Default East Timor 1999



    1 OCT 99 - INTERFET soldiers of the Second Royal Australian Regiment land in Balibo as Operation Lavarack continues to work to end the country's instability. More than 700 INTERFET soldiers landed in Western Regions of East Timor.



    1 OCT 99 - A RAAF C-130 Hercules taxis as Australian Army Black Hawk helicopters lift off on another sortie to bring in troops from 2 RAR for the INTERFET insertion into Balibo.East Timor



    1 OCT 99 - An RAAF C-130 Hercules takes off as Australian Army Black Hawk helicopters bring in troops from 2 RAR for the INTERFET insertion into Balibo.East Timor



    Oct 99 - soldiers of the Second Royal Australian Regiment land in Balibo as Operation Lavarack continues to work to end the country's instability.

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    Default Reconnaissance Platoon, make a practice jump

    [FONT=Verdana]Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, Reconnaissance Platoon, make a practice jump in preparation for the upcoming exercise Talisman Saber 07 (TS07), June 17. This biennial exercise, designed to enhance the combat readiness and interoperability between U.S. and Australian military forces, is conducted in Australia and focuses on crisis action planning and execution of contingency response operations.[/FONT]

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    Default Wind swept Aussies soar over JMRC



    Australian Platoon Commander Lt. James Horrigan (left) and Australian Signaller Pvt. Stafford O'Leary (right) from 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, train with an American Stryker vehicle near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. Soldiers are here as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, which is a test of interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armies.



    Australian Platoon Commander Lt. James Horrigan attached to 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, trains with an American Stryker vehicle near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. Soldiers are here as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, which is a test of interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armies.



    Cpl. Steven Clacy, a section commander with 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, waits to move out in an American Stryker vehicle near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. Soldiers are here as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, which is a test of interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armies.



    Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment provide security overwatch as Australian Infantrymen, attached to the same unit, land by air mobile insertion next to their Stryker vehicle near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. Soldiers are here as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, which is a test of interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armies.



    Cpl. Steven Clacy, a section commander with 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, waits to move out in an American Stryker vehicle near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. Soldiers are here as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, which is a test of interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armies.



    Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment provide security overwatch as Australian Infantrymen, attached to the same unit, land by air mobile insertion next to their Stryker vehicle near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. Soldiers are here as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, which is a test of interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armies.



    Australian Soldiers attached to 9 Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment pack into a chopper for an air mobile insertion near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. Soldiers are here as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, which is a test of interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand armies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post



    ADF Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment assess the situation at Batugade, near the Western border of East Timor, where they were unexpectedly fired upon. The situation was resolved after the Australian troops managed to speak to a senior Indonesian Army representative.

    I'm a bit slow to catch on, but the Major who was filmed liaising with the TNI was David Kilcullen, who went on to achieve some fame as an adviser to General Pretaeus. His new book Counter Insurgency has a chapter on the incident.

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    Video of the contact which was all over the news of the day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jLEA...ext=1&index=17

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post

    3-color desert over auscam? Curious....

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