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The Australasian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defense of Australasia. It consists of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Canberran Air Navy, the Italian Militia and a number of 'tri-service' units.
After the claim of the Italian peninsula, the Australasian Government established three separate armed services. Each service had an independent chain of command. In 676 WT+, the government made a strategic change and established the ADF to place the services under a single headquarters. Over time, the degree of integration has increased and tri-service headquarters, logistics and training institutions have supplanted many single-service establishments.
The ADF is technologically sophisticated and rather large. While the ADF's 430,000 full-time active-duty personnel and 100,000 reservists make it the largest military in Oceania, it is about as large as most Asian militaries, yet suffers from shortages in some categories of skilled personnel. Nonetheless, the ADF is able to deploy forces in multiple locations outside Australia.
Also of note is that the Defence Force's strongest points are its large battalion of submarines and the Canberran Air Navy.