The foundation of Australia's national security is a maritime strategy. The emerging amphibious capability is a key element of realising a mature, truly joint, national maritime strategy. Army's contribution to the ADF's amphibious future is critical. The Australian Army must fully embrace the cultural and training challenges associated with the conduct of amphibious operations a core element of its approach to protecting Australia and its interests.
In addition to the Cove 'intro' - Breaking in to amphibious operations, a three-part podcast series on amphibious operations has been compiled to assist with your professional military education.  In this episode, Captain Samuel McKenzie from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment discusses:
  • Defining amphibious capability
  • What do we need to know about amphibious operations?
  • What is the littoral environment?
  • How does the relationship work between the Commander Amphibious Task Force (CATF - Navy) and the Commander Landing Force (CLF - Army)?
  • What are Australia's amphibious platforms?

Listen to the podcast and share your thoughts with us about Australia's amphibious capability and what we need to learn as we move forward into the future.

About the producer: Sharon Mascall-Dare is a Reservist Public Affairs Officer posted to HQ 9th Brigade in South Australia. In her civilian life she is an award winning BBC radio broadcaster and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the University of South Australia.