Topic: HMAS Anzac (F150)
With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.
Growing up at the foothills of the Snowy Mountains is a far cry from leading the sustainment of Australian warships to fight and win at sea but the Director of Anzac Systems Program Office, Captain Rachel Durbin, got more than she initially expected when she joined the Navy to be an engineer.
Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia.
Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.
HMA Ships Canberra, Choules, Anzac, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Darwin, Melbourne, Success, Diamantina, Huon, Gascoyne and Melville will all take part.
Officers and sailors in HMAS Anzac celebrated the ship’s 21st birthday with a barbeque and cake cutting in her home port of Garden Island, Sydney.
HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base East, Sydney, in April with a handful of additional Marine Technical sailors and Aviation personnel embarked.
Despite not coming away with the honours, HMAS Anzac embraced the motto 'United We Stand', with arguably the loudest and proudest supporters at the 2017 Rugby Union Inter Unit Annual Competition at TG Milner Rugby Field in Sydney on 31 March.
HMAS Anzac has arrived in her adopted home port of Albany for a short respite visit after a number of weeks honing war fighting skills in Western Australian waters.
Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.