Topic: Ships, Boats and Submarines
For the first time since her since her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade in 2014, Anzac has successfully completed an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile firing against an airborne target.
Commander Belinda Wood formally handed over command of HMAS Anzac to Commander Michael Devine on 9 December in a ceremony onboard the ship as she was alongside in Sydney.
Deployed to the Middle East region, HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden, in company with United States Naval Ship Walter S. Diehl and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer.
Staff from Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 recently joined HMAS Arunta in Muscat, Oman, for a day of briefings prior to Arunta commencing operations in the Middle East region.
Wollongong nurse Angus Thompson ditched his usual intensive care nursing uniform for a camouflage outfit last year, as he finalised his Navy Reserve Officer training onboard the Navy frigate, HMAS Anzac on a trip across the top of Australia.