Category ADF

EF88 Video: test firing the EF88 and ML40AUS

A few more videos from my recent trip to Thales Australia in Lithgow, New South Wales. In these videos, Rob Maylor is test firing the EF88 out to 600m, and the Madritsch ML40AUS at 150m. In the first video, Rob is using the 20″ barrel EF88 (equivalent to the F90M, or Marksman variant) with a […]

ML40AUS grenade launcher high-speed video

I’ve got two articles on the Thales Australia EF88 and the new Madritsch ML40AUS grenade launcher assembly (GLA) in the works. The first will appear in the next edition of On Duty Magazine (which is free for AUS military personnel, LEOs, paramedics, and other front line professionals) and a second, slightly more technically-focused piece, will appear in an […]

Photo of the Day: TNI-AL Boarding Party during Exercise Kakadu

An Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut; TNI-AL) boarding party with Captain Mal Wise, Australian Commander Task Group after a simulated boarding exercise conducted on HMAS Perth (FFH 157), during Exercise KAKADU 2012. Interesting to note the integration of Indonesian Naval SOF, KOPASKA (Komando Pasukan Katak; Frogman Commando Team), operators with a regular Navy boarding party. Australian boarding […]

Hands-on evaluation of the new EF88 (F90) assault rifle

By N.R. Jenzen-Jones The author firing an EF88 with 20″ barrel (with 4x ACOG and Harris bipod) out to 600yds. Photo courtesy of Julian Elliott (Thales Australia). Last week I was in Lithgow at the invitation of Thales Australia, and had the opportunity to conduct a test and evaluation of the new EF88 assault rifle […]

Update: Australian MultiCam Pattern (AMP)

By N.R. Jenzen-Jones Over the last few weeks I have been in correspondence with various officials from Defence, discussing the specifics and the impact of the upcoming Australian MultiCam Pattern (AMP). This new pattern is being developed by Crype Precision for the ADF – you can read more about this in an earlier Security Scholar article, […]

Big Boys Do Crye: MultiCam for Australia

By N.R. Jenzen-Jones Please note: a number of serving Australian Army officers and soldiers were interviewed for this piece. Their names have been withheld at their request. Last November the Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, announced that Australian troops operating in Afghanistan would be issued with Crye Precision MultiCam uniforms, following a successful trial. […]