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Operation South Discovery: A JFAO like no other

By The Cove August 31, 2020

Australia has significant and enduring scientific, environmental and economic interests in Antarctica and its offshore waters. Operation Southern Discovery is an ongoing peacetime operation in support of these national interests, with a focus on supporting civilian agencies and the Australian Antarctic Division in particular.

In this CoveTalk Wing Commander Ben Cullen, Commander Australian Contingent, discusses various aspects of the operation including areas of responsibility, working with international partners (military and civilian), dealing with extreme weather conditions, and the challenges of transportation by air, sea and land.

For some additional reading on Antarctica and the ADF have a look at:



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The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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