Events

ACT Event: Army Demonstration Day

When:

Friday, 23 Aug 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Where:

Blamey Square, Russell ACT 2600

 

Event Description:

 

ARMY DEMONSTRATION DAY

Blamey Square, Russell Offices

Friday 09:00-12:00 23 August 2019

On Friday 23 August 2019, Army will conduct Army Demonstration Day around Blamey Square. Personnel from all Groups and Services are invited to attend and view some of Army's vehicles, equipment and personnel, speak with soldiers, and hear about current and future land capability. Equipment that will be on display includes, but not limited to: 

a. Armoured vehicles - M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT), M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), and Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV).


b. Individual Soldier Combat Equipment.


c. Medium Utility Helicopter (MRH-90), and Wasp and Black Hornet Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).


d. Protected Mobility Vehicles - Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle-Medium (PMV-M), Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle-Light (PMV-L). Land 121 Light and Heavy vehicles.


e. Combat Support - M777 155mm Lightweight Towed Howitzer (LTH), and RBS-70 Ground Based Air Defence and CEA Tac and ARAAM.


f. Combat Service Support - Field Power Generators.


g. MOVES deployable intensive care unit.


h. CTC instrumented collective training.

i. Army Simulation developments.


MEDIUM UTILITY HELICOPTER (MRH-90) LANDING


The MRH-90 is expected to land on the Blamey Square lawns at 0650, departing at approximately 1330.  The Helicopter Landing Zone (Blamey Square lawns) must be kept clear during the aircraft’s approach, landing and take-off.  At the same time, traffic on Russell Drive and Kings Ave will be temporarily halted. Ground safety and support staff (in high visibility vests) will provide necessary direction to personnel. 


SAFETY ALERT
 : PERSONNEL SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE OPERATIONS OF THE MRH-90 WILL PRODUCE TRANSIENT HIGH LEVEL NOISE AND A DOWN DRAFT.  PLEASE ENSURE LOOSE ITEMS ARE APPROPRIATELY SECURED. 

 

SECURITY

Increased security will be present for the duration of the event. 

 

CATERING

From 09:00, Army will be running a BBQ during the event.

 

Primary Event Contact:

Bruno Blasi - 02 626 51666 || russellcppapw.basemgt@defence.gov.au

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