PNGDF
The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is the unified armed forces of Papua New Guinea. It originated from the Australian Army land forces of the territory of Papua New Guinea before independence, coming into being in January 1973 and having its antecedents in the Pacific Islands Regiment. At independence it numbered 3,750 all ranks, while another 465 Australian personnel augmented the force to assist in training and technical support. Today the PNGDF is a small force numbering around 2,100 personnel, and consisting of a Land Element, an Air Operations Element and a Maritime Operations Element. It is a joint force tasked with defending Papua New Guinea and its territories against external attack, as well as having secondary functions including national-building and internal security tasks. Defence accounts for up to 4% of government expenditure, while also receiving significant assistance and training support from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and other nations.
The PNGDF Land Element includes two infantry battalions, an engineer battalion, a signal squadron, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit, and a preventive medicine platoon. The Air Operations Element is a small air wing operating several helicopters and light transport aircraft. The Maritime Operations Element consists of four Pacific class patrol boats and two Balikpapan class landing craft. The army is under the direct command of Headquarters PNGDF, while the air force and navy have their own commanding officers. The PNGDF is under the political oversight of the Minister for Defence. Contrary to the convention elsewhere the PNGDF does not have a nominal Commander-in-Chief.

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Papua New Guinea Defence Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is the unified armed forces of Papua New Guinea. It originated from the Australian Army land forces of the ...
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Image Galleries 2006 - Department of Defence
Jun 21, 2006 ... Papuan New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF), soldiers from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Pacific Islands Regiment (A Coy 2 RPIR) ...
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PNGDF completes RAMSI duties - RAMSI Update - May 2013 ...
JOHNSON HONIMAE reports on the farewell of the PNGDF. After deploying 600 personnel since mid-2003 to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon ...
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PNGDF to have 5,000 personnel in three years - Papua New Guinea ...
Aug 14, 2013 ... He was accompanied by PNGDF commander Brig-Gen Francis Agwi and other senior officers. “By the end of 2013 our plan is to recruit 230 ...
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Trapped by the PNGDF: Peter Era's lucky escape - Keith Jackson ...
Apr 30, 2013 ... LEONARD FONG ROKA 'SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF 1989,' Peter Era told me, 'we watched from Onove as the PNG army torched ...
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Rogue Soldiers tarnishing the image of the PNGDF - Papua New ...
Sep 3, 2013 ... By JASON GIMA WURI The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is coming under more scrutiny after the illegal actions of its members ...
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Acronym Finder: PNGDF stands for Papua New Guinea Defence Force. This definition appears very rarely.
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Papua New Guinea Defence Force (1), PNGDF ... Note - Some photographs have been supplied by Brian Maibani of Wamira Village, Papua New Guinea - Thanks Brian!
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Sep 3, 2013 ... The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is coming under ... at the University of Papua New Guinea's medical faculty at Three Mile.
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The goal of the New Zealand Scholarships scheme in PNG is to contribute to equitable economic growth and poverty .... Auckland University of Technology
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Aug 27, 2013 ... Lincoln University in New Zealand has expanded its involvement in providing educational outcomes to the people of PNG by signing a ...
PNG plans military build-up, but why? - The Interpreter
Feb 15, 2013 ... Donald Gumbis is a Lecturer in political science at the University of Goroka ... He said there was no PNGDF White Paper to guide this proposed ...
PNGDF Cadets Sent to Study at Australian Academy - EM TV
9 hours ago ... For the first time two PNG Defence Force cadets will be attending a degree ... Force Academy, an affiliate of the University of New South Wales.
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May 31, 2013 ... University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University, Community ... University of Papua New Guinea, PNG University of Technology, Divine ...
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Jul 16, 2013 ... With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai' ... Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) soldiers attacked the University of ...
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The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia
The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia
Brij V. Lal, Kate Fortune, 2000
The Endeavour Accord provides for restoration of services, but defers decisions on Bougainville's political status. The North Solomons provincial government is suspended. July-October The PNGDF returns but is restricted to Buka, where there ...
An Unorthodox Soldier: Peace and War and the Sandline Affair
An Unorthodox Soldier: Peace and War and the Sandline Affair
2000
In this fast-moving account of his life, Tim Spicer describes the events in Papua New Guinea when he was captured at gun-point and held in captivity—and came away with his life, his men, and the company's honor intact. Here too is the full truth about the notorious "Arms for Africa" affair which tied the Foreign Office in a knot over...
Australia's Arc of Instability: The Political and Cultural ...
Australia's Arc of Instability: The Political and Cultural ...
Dennis Rumley, Vivian Louis Forbes, Christopher Griffin, 2006
In 1980, the PNGDF undertook a successful operation, at the invitation of the newly independent government of Vanuatu, in putting an end to the rebellion on Santo. A few years later, the PNGDF was first called out in support of the civilian ...
Three Worlds Gone Mad: Dangerous Journeys through the War Zones of Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific
Three Worlds Gone Mad: Dangerous Journeys through the War Zones of Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific
Robert Young Pelton, 2003
"Robert Young Pelton is the man most guys think they are after slamming two tequilas."-- Tim Cahill"Robert Young Pelton is the guerrilla guide to the world's most dangerous places."--Outside
State and Society in Papua New Guinea: The First Twenty-five ...
State and Society in Papua New Guinea: The First Twenty-five ...
Ronald James May, 2004
The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) has been through difficult times in recent years. A gradual deterioration in standards of equipment, training and discipline, and its failure to contain the rebellion on Bougainville which began in  ...
The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard
The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard
2014
The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard is the first critical examination of Australia's post-Vietnam military operations. Blaxland explores the 'casualty cringe' felt by political leaders following the war. He contends that the Army's rehabilitation involved common individual and collective training and reaffirmation of the ...
Under the Gun: The Small Arms Challenge in the Pacific
Under the Gun: The Small Arms Challenge in the Pacific
David H. Capie, 2003
In June 2002, the ADF completed the A$1.2 million construction of three new armouries for Port Moresby-based PNGDF units. These were atTaurama Barracks, Goldie River and Murray Barracks. During the course of construction, an ADF ...
Light Intervention: Lessons from Bougainville (Perspectives (United States Institute of Peace Press))
Light Intervention: Lessons from Bougainville (Perspectives (United States Institute of Peace Press))
2010
Regan examines the ideal conditions for light international intervention and analyzes the remarkably successful Bougainville peace process, which ended in apparently intractable, violent, and deeply divisive separatist conflict that for much of the period from 1988 to 1997 destabilized both Papua New Guinea and the wider Pacific islands region.
Asian Security Handbook 2000
Asian Security Handbook 2000
William M. Carpenter, David G. Wiencek, 2000
Small PNGDF numbers and a shortage among the police force — widely disliked in the country — has severely stretched capabilities to deal with nationwide law and order as well as Bougainville-centered, anti-insurgency tasks.
Peace Negotiations and Time: Deadline Diplomacy in Territorial Disputes (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict...
Peace Negotiations and Time: Deadline Diplomacy in Territorial Disputes (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict...
Marco Pinfari, 2012
This book discusses the role of time in peace negotiations and peace processes in the post-Cold War period, making reference to real-world negotiations and using comparative data. Deadlines are increasingly used by mediators to spur deadlocked negotiation processes, under the assumption that fixed time limits tend to favour pragmatism. Yet, little ...
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PNGDF medical patrols deliver vital health care in Gulf Province - Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG ATTITUDE
AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEFENCE FORCE soldiers have put combat first aid training into practice by conducting medical clinics in remote villages in Gulf Province. The majority of the 27 soldiers had just completed a Combat First Aid...
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Papua New Guinea Blogs: Rogue Soldiers tarnishing the image of the PNGDF
By JASON GIMA WURI The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is coming under more scrutiny after the illegal actions of its members during another incident last weekend. According to reports from several eyewitness accounts and the media, Rogue soldiers attacked innocent citizens and then looted properties at an Eastern Highlands settlement at Seven Mile, outside Port Moresby.
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British Aerospace trains PNGDF pilots in Australia - Keith Jackson & Friends: PNG ATTITUDE
United Press International | UPI.com BAE SYSTEMS HAS SIGNED a contract to provide advanced flight training to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. The contract builds on a 2011 agreement to provide Papua New Guinean student pilots with basic flying...
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LNG WATCH: Remembering Another PNGDF Call Out
The International State Crime Initiative’s Dr Kristian Lasslett draws on his research into the Bougainville conflict to analyse the government’s recent decision to deploy PNGDF troops in the Southern Highlands. It is almost twenty three years ago to the day, since the PNGDF was sent to Bougainville by Papua New Guinea’s National Executive Council.
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NAMORONG REPORT: SPECULATION THAT ENUMA IS CHIEF OF PNGDF
From various sources There is huge speculation from credible sources that a new Papua New Guinea Defence Force hierarchy has been installed, consisting of very radical soldiers. “Sparks will fly now.
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Leonard Fong Roka: The PNGDF roasted me on the tar
By Leonard Fong Roka In 1989 when the government troops began raiding the Tumpusiong Valley; torching and looting homes, Noel Monoung who then a teenager, fled with his family to Siae village to be with their relatives inland from the provincial capital of North Solomons, Arawa. Noel Monoung in 2012 Fear was now away in their home Panguna.
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NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE: PNGDF
Picture of PNGDF soldiers under Ramsi riding bicycles at Henderson airport this morning Picture by ALoysius Laukai
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Malum Nalu: Armed PNGDF troops harass Lae security
ARMED Papua New Guinea Defence Force soldiers last Friday drove around Lae and intimidated all Guard Dog security personnel in TopTown forcing shops and offices within the vicinity and elsewhere around the city to close for the morning, The National reports. The convoy of six vehicles did not attack any member of the public other than those trying to take photographs.
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