By the Navy News Service
1861 - USS Surprise captures Confederate privateer .
1898 - Marines land at , , and raise flag.
1949 - First Navy firing of a high altitude Viking rocket at White Sands, NM.
Japan had been seen as frontrunner for Australian submarine deal, but Australian defence firms unhappy after talks with Japan.
A Japanese consortium eyeing a A$50 billion ($35.
The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability.
Defence today unveiled an Indigenous painting at its Science and Technology headquarters in Canberra as a mark of respect for cultural diversity within the organisation.