posted on Nov, 18 2009 @ 04:46 AM
They are re-establishing the 7th Battalion and basing it at the base.
I believe it will be re-established by restructuring existing battalions around.
And yes, it is currently STILL a RAAF base.
There will be about 1,200 soldiers + their families, and over 350 vehicles. It will be a mechanized battalion.
They are basically going to expand the base with new facilities, some that will be jointly used by the Army and Air Force. Obviously there will be
accomodation, as well as training facilities
It's basically part of defences/governments plan for a Hardened and Networked army. It has nothing to do with the replacement of the Orions. That's
a seperate issue/matter all together.
Here's some images of what they intend to build.