Fiji Military get trained on the Bushmaster
Fiji Military get trained on the Bushmaster (1.5 mins)
Brisbane-based Australian Army soldiers are training troops from the Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) on how to use Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles (PMV) as part of an ongoing agreement between the two nations. The Fijian Government purchased refitted Bushmasters from Australia in 2017 for use in peacekeeping operations and training in Fiji, and the Australian Army has been providing the RFMF driver training. Eighteen Republic of Fiji Military Force soldiers are taking part in the most recent course, run by 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks and the Greenbank Training Area, to learn how to drive the vehicles in various terrain, recovery methods and maintenance before becoming Bushmaster instructors themselves back in Fiji. 7th Brigade, through 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, has a strong habitual relationship with the RFMF and will continue to work together on training and engagement opportunities throughout the year and into the future.
|Publish Date||11 Apr 2019|