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The Australian Army is Australia's military land force. It is part of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) along with the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. While the Chief of Defence (CDF) commands the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the Army is commanded by the Chief of Army (CA). The CA is therefore subordinate to the CDF, but is also directly responsible to the Minister for Defence. Although Australian soldiers have been involved in a number of minor and major conflicts throughout its history, only in World War II has Australian territory come under direct attack.


  • Active Duty Personnel: 60,000
  • Reserve Personnel: 38,000
  • Commander in Chief: Queen Elizabeth II (through Governor-General Peter Cosgrove)
  • Minister of Defense: Marise Payne
  • Chief of the Defense Force: Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin
  • Chief of the Army: General Angus Campbell
  • Deputy Chief of the Army: Lieutenant General Rick Burr
  • Commander Forces Command: Lieutenant General Gus Gilmore

List of Equipment[edit]

Armoured Vehicles[edit]

  • 177 x M1A1 Abrams (Main Battle Tank)
  • 700 x M113 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier)
  • 525 x ASLAV (Infantry Support Vehicle) - to be replaced by 641 Boxer AFVs
  • 1,052 x Bushmaster PMV (Protected Mobility Vehicles)
  • 1,100 x Hawkei PMV (Protected Military Vehicle)
  • 93 x Nary HMT 400 (High Mobility Transport)


  • L119 Hamel Gun
  • M198 Howitzer
  • M777 Howitzer
  • RBS-70 Man-Portable SAM Launcher
  • Panzerhaubitze 2000 155mm/52-caliber Self Propelled Howitzer


  • Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior x 38 (Reconnaissance Helicopter)
  • Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow x 42 (Attack Helicopter)
  • Eurocopter Tiger x 44 (Attack Helicopter)
  • NHIndustries MRH90 x 52 (Utility Helicopter)
  • Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk x 70 (Utility Helicopter)
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