The Australian Government has paused the 2020 Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) deployment due to the ongoing restrictions associated with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Australia and the US plan to devise options for a possible deployment in the future. This is subject to an improvement in the virus containment situation and the viability of such a deployment proceeding.

The decision to postpone 2020 MRF-D is not expected to affect Australia’s commitment to host MRF-D rotations in the coming years.

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