Australian Army Demonstrates Latest Weapons and Vehicles

6 September 2009 (Last Updated September 6th, 2009 18:30)

A section of the Australian Army has demonstrated the abilites of its latest combat weapons and armoured vehicles to military officials as part of Exercise Choong Ju (EXCJ), conducted at Puckapunyal Military Area (PMA) in Australia. The army's live firepower demonstration showcased the

A section of the Australian Army has demonstrated the abilites of its latest combat weapons and armoured vehicles to military officials as part of Exercise Choong Ju (EXCJ), conducted at Puckapunyal Military Area (PMA) in Australia.

The army's live firepower demonstration showcased the M1A1 Abrams tank, ASLAV, Bushmaster, 105mm Hamel gun, infantry and sniper teams, and the firing of the Javelin anti-armour missile.

The Australian Army's combined arms training centre commandant Colonel Michael Kingsford said the EXCJ aimed to make the army's junior officers and soldiers aware of the effects of latest weapons, and how best to use them in operational scenarios.

In addition, the Royal Australian Air Force demonstrated live close air support with the in-service F-111 and F/A-18 aircraft.