Australia


The Australian Army


Strength: 29,000 (plus 16,500 reserves)

Organisation:


1 Forces Command, including;
3 Brigade HQs
1 Armoured Regiment with M1 Abrams
2 Reconnaissance Regiments with ASLAV
1 APC Regiment with M113
1 Medium Artillery Regiment with M198 155mm
2 Field Artillery Regiments with L118/9 105mm
1 Air Defence Regiment with RBS-70
1 STA Regiment
2 Aviation Regiments with Tiger ARH and S-70, CH-47
3 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 Mechanised – M113)
2 Construction Engineer Squadrons
1 Topographic Survey Squadron
5 Infantry Battalions (1 Mechanised, 1 Motorised)

1 Special Operations Command, including;
1 Special Air Service Regiment
1 Commando Infantry Battalion
1 Incident Response Regiment (Engineers)
1 Commando Company (Reserve)
1 Signals Squadron
1 Aviation Squadron with S-70B

1 Reserve Division, including;
7 Brigades
1 Riverine and Littoral Survey Squadron
3 Regional Force Surveillance Units

Equipment:


MBT: 59 M1A1
APC: 257 ASLAV, 250 M113AS4 (431 to be modified by end 2011 of 700 M113)
IMV: 550 Bushmaster of 737 ordered
Recovery: 7 M88A2 Hercules
Artillery: 35 M198 155mm, 110 L118/L119 105mm, 125 M2A2 105mm
MOR: 300 81mm
AD: 30 RBS70, 20 Rapier BX1
AT: 75 Javelin, 600 84mm Carl Gustaf

Aircraft:


ARH: 22 Eurocopter Tiger
Utility: 34 S-70A Black Hawk
Medium Lift: 6 CH-47D Chinook
Multi-Role Helicopter: 14 MEH90 (42 on order including 6 for the Navy)
Training: 41 B206 Kiowa (also used as LOH until entry of Tiger ARH)

Royal Australian Navy [RAN]

Strength: 13,800 (plus 2,300 reserves)

Vessels:


SSK: 6 Collins Class with 6 533mm TT carrying up to 22 Mk 48 ADCAP torpedoes
FFG: 4 Adelaide Class (Perry) with Mk 41 VLS for Evolved SeaSparrow SAM, Harpoon II SSM, Phalanx CIWS, 76mm gun, Mk 32 324mm ASTT (2 triple) for Mk 46 Torpedoes and up to 2 S-70B (Note: Thales FFG upgrade program still underway and delayed)
FFH: 8 Anzac Class (Meko 200) with 5” gun, Mk 41 VLS with Evolved SeaSparrow SAM, 2 quad Harpoon II SSM, Mk 32 324mm ASTT (2 triple) for Mk 46 Torpedoes and 1 S-70 (Note: Upgrades underway to cover shortfalls due to failed Super SeaSprite helicopter)
PB: 14 Armidale Class with 1 M242 Bushmaster 25mm cannon, 2 12.7mm and 2 7.2m RHIB
LPA: 2 carrying up to 450 troops, up to 4 S-70 or 3 SeaKing (hangered), up to 3 helicopters operating simultaneously (2 aft, 1 fwd), 2 LCM8 on fwd flight deck, command centre and 32 bed hospital
LSH: 1 HMAS Tobruk
LCH: 6 Balikapan Class carrying up to 175 tonnes
MHC: 6 Huon Class
CD: 2 CD teams
HSV: 2 Leeuwin Class carrying 3 SMB
SML: 4 Paluma Class
O: 1 HMAS Sirius
AOR: 1 HMAS Success

Aircraft:


ASW: 16 S-70B2 Seahawk
Utility: 6 SeaKing Mk50a (to be replaced by MRH-90 in 2010)
Training: 13 AS350BA Squirrel

Royal Australian Air Force [RAAF]


Strength: 14,500 (plus 2,800 reserves)

Fighter: 54 F/A-18A, 17 F/A-18B (all upgrading under project AIR5376 to extend life of type until replacement under New Air Combat Capability (NACC) under Project AIR6000)
11 F/A-18F Super Hornet (24 ordered, delivery into 2011, 12 to be wired for fitout to EA-18G Growler)
Strike: 17 F-111C ( to be retired 2010)
Reconnaissance: 4 RF-111C (to be retired 2010)
Maritime Patrol: 19 AP-3C (1 or 2 “PeaceMate” configured for ELINT similar to EP-3C)
AEW: 6 B737 Wedgetail
MRTT: 2 KC-30A delivery 2010-2011 all 5 by 2013.
Transport: 4 C-17, 12 C-130H, 12 C-130J (1 poss “Peacemate” configured for SIGINT), 2 B737-300 VIP, 3 CL604 Challenger VIP, 8 B300 King Air 350
Training: 33 Hawk 127 LIFT, 64 PC-9, 8 B300 KingAir (Nav trg)
 

 

 

APDR at a glance