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Australia embarks upon a massive restructure of army

3rd October 2023 - 23:56 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Australia will put all its heavy armoured assets into one brigade, the Townsville-based 3rd Brigade. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

In response to strategic circumstances, the Australian Army is in for a massive overhaul and redistribution of units and equipment.

On 28 September, Australia announced a far-reaching reorganisation of the country’s army, as the Department of Defence implements recommendations contained in the Defence Strategic Review that was released to the public on 24 April.

The relocation of units, creation of new ones and re-roling of existing ones will certainly be very disruptive in the short term, as the Australian Army seeks to carve out the niche for it defined by the Defence Strategic Review.

The document had recommended: ‘Army should be structured and postured in accordance with the land domain force structure design priorities outlined in the review.’

The review

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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