Lavarack Barracks

Home to the 3rd Brigade and 11th Brigade and one of the major military establishments in Northern Australia. Elements of the 3rd Brigade based at the Barracks include the 3rd Combat Signals Regiment, 3rd Combat Services Support Battalion and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Infantry Battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment. 2018 In April 2018 […]

Salt Ash Air Weapons Range

Introduction Salt Ash Air Weapons Range is an ADF air to ground gunnery and bombing facility located about 6 km from RAAF Williamtown RAAF. The range is approximately 34 hectares in size, with a 2,790 hectare safety template zone. It is used regularly by the RAAF for bombing and strafing practice. Due to local pressure […]

Pine Gap – recent media coverage

2017 Alyssa Betts, ‘CIA document shows NT Pine Gap spy base could be attack target, foreign policy expert says‘, ABC News, 24 January 2017 Hayley Sorensen, ‘CIA documents reveal Pine Gap fears’, NT News, 19 January 2017. ‘National Intelligence Daily, 13 February 1987’, Central Intelligence Agency, Declassified in Part – Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2012/11/09: […]

Resources – Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap

NOTE: THIS PAGE IS BEING thoroughly RECONSTRUCTED. PLEASE BEAR WITH US for a little while. RT, FEBRUARY 2016 SEE ALSO Pine Gap – introduction Recent media coverage Pine Gap images gallery Antennas of Pine Gap image gallery Kristian Laemmle-Ruff Pine Gap images Felicity Ruby Pine Gap image gallery Table and photokey of antennas at Pine Gap Pine […]

The Pine Gap project

Papers by Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson, and Richard Tanter, and other colleagues Earlier publications by Desmond Ball and Richard Tanter on Pine Gap Commentary and media coverage See also: Pine Gap – introduction This page lists the publications and resources associated with the research on Pine Gap by Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter. It will […]

Table and photokey of antennas at Pine Gap

Antenna identification system One aim of this research is to identify all antenna systems installed at Pine Gap since 1967, with a view to then understand their characteristics and likely roles. There is no publicly available information about the system by which the US government identifies antennas and other elements of Pine Gap infrastructure. Over […]

Pine Gap images gallery

NOTE: THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. FURTHER LINKS WILL BE ADDED SHORTLY. This page is a repository for images of the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap related to research on the base and its history. It is still under construction, and will be considerably expanded in the neat future. Wherever possible, the original source of images […]

Felicity Ruby images of Pine Gap

We are grateful to Felicity Ruby who very generously gave us permission to reproduce her photographs of Pine Gap. Details of these images and information on the antennas in the photographs are available in Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, The Antennas of Pine Gap, Nautilus Institute, Special Reports, 18 February 2016, and in the image gallery […]

Antennas of Pine Gap image gallery

This gallery holds links to all images reproduced in Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson and Richard Tanter, The Antennas of Pine Gap, Nautilus Institute, Special Reports, 18 February 2016. Cover – high resolution image. Details of the antennas are listed in Table 1 in that paper. The antennas identification system in Table 1 and in the images […]