Cairns peace activist Bryan Law, who disabled an Australian Army Tiger attack helicopter with a blow from a garden mattock during the Talisman Sabre war games last year, has appeared in the Rockhampton Court.
Bryan Law is defending himself and he expects the outcome of the appearance will be a "hand-up committal" to stand trial in the District Court at some future date.
He is up on two Commonwealth charges of willful damage and threatening an aircraft.
His accomplice, Graeme Dunstan, was committed to trial on a charge of willful damage on 10th May.
Law did the damage in the spirit of the Isaiah biblical prophesy to "turn swords into ploughshares and spears into pruning hooks."
He is unrepentant.
“I’m glad I did it, your Honour," he told Magistrate Cameron Press. “I’m glad that for however brief a moment that infernal helicopter death machine couldn’t fly. Couldn’t be used as a weapon."
"In a time of depraved warfare in Afghanistan and of military slavery to the US empire, I’m glad I made this witness to the prophecy of Isaiah and the promise of our saviour Jesus Christ."
"We must disarm."
The matter was committed to trial that is expected to be set in the next six months.