Topic: Exercises

Amphibious forces join for major exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), PTE Cameron Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018. (photo: PTE Cameron Sykes)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018.

Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.

 

Cross Tasman commercial shipping protection exercise concludes

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy Maritime Trade Operation members conduct briefs during Exercise GOANNA 2018.  (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy Maritime Trade Operation members conduct briefs during Exercise GOANNA 2018.

Members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand Navies recently concluded a week long exercise that modelled the effect of piracy activities on commercial shipping surrounding fictitious countries in the Tasman Sea.

 

Adelaide’s helping hands

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy officer, Lieutenant Eve Parker, provides an officer of the watch manoeuvres brief to three visiting members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked in HMAS Adelaide for the transit from Sydney to Fiji on the bridge of HMAS Adelaide.

There have been some new faces around HMAS Adelaide in the lead up to Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018, with a group of Republic of Fiji Military Forces embarked to work with the ship’s company.

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Reservists tour HMAS Anzac in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author and photographer)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment. (photo: SBLT Max Logan)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment.

Reserve members of the Philippine Navy (PN) were shown an insider’s view of an Anzac-class frigate during a ship tour in Cebu recently.

 

22 years celebrated in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely (centre), with senior officers of the RAN, Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines during the Exercise LUMBAS opening ceremony onboard Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely (centre), with senior officers of the RAN, Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines during the Exercise LUMBAS opening ceremony onboard Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz.

HMAS Anzac has reached 22 years of commissioned service on an eventful day that also marked the opening of bilateral Exercise LUMBAS in Cebu, Philippines.

 

Two’s company for LHDs

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW

The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.

 

Diver diplomacy the winner at DIVEX 18

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author and photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Members of the People’s Liberation Army Navy pose with an Australian Navy Clearance Diver LEUT Andrew Thomas and a kangaroo during DIVEX 18 on the Australian south east coast. (photo: LEUT Geoff Long)

Members of the People’s Liberation Army Navy pose with an Australian Navy Clearance Diver LEUT Andrew Thomas and a kangaroo during DIVEX 18 on the Australian south east coast.

Regional relationships have been strengthened following the completion of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX).

ADF trains with partners at Ex BERSAMA SHIELD 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba and Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Lekir (26) dispatch their boarding parties in Toowoomba's rigid hull inflatable boats during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Toowoomba and Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Lekir (26) dispatch their boarding parties in Toowoomba's rigid hull inflatable boats during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2018.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken to the sea and skies of Malaysia and Singapore to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations.

 

Navy joins France under Southern Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018.

The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.