Topic: Drug interdiction
Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East.
Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter 'Skeletor' has flown its last operational flight after a career logging 6,200 airframe hours and spanning more than 28 years of service.
April 30, 2017 by Corporal Sebastian Beurich (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Lieutenant Patrick Velu observing Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) operating with HMAS Arunta during a recent PASSEX off the coast of Goa, India.
Lieutenant Patrick Velu is relishing being part of Navy’s team in the Middle East – putting training into action as an officer-of-the-watch in HMAS
HMAS Arunta personnel account for the illegal narcotics seized while on patrol in the Middle East region.
Arunta has continued her tradition of successful deployments to the Middle East by seizing more than 800kg of hashish during maritime security operations.
Helicopter pilot Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge stands on the flight deck before HMAS Arunta's S-70B Seahawk while on patrol in the Middle East Region.
Getting the best out of working with metals needed a new perspective when a professional tradesman swapped his tools for the controls of a Navy helicopter.
Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Jasmine Lortan farewells to her family before boarding HMAS Arunta to sail for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region.
Less than six months out of basic training, Seaman Maritime Logistics - Personnel Operations Jasmine Lortan is already on the front line of a multi-national operation to counter terrorism and promote maritime security in the Middle East.
HMAS Arunta's cricket team gather on the flight deck with their newly-won trophy, the 'Naval Ashes', following a friendly match against crew members from HMS Daring at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, Pakistan.
The ship's company of HMAS
Arunta has restored national sporting pride with a commanding victory over England in an epic battle in Karachi to reclaim the 'Ashes'.
Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Small preparing to conduct Boarding Party training prior to commencing operations in the Middle East region.
Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator David Small is a long way from the small banana farm he grew up on in Wamuran, Queensland.
HMAS Arunta (151) and Pakistani Naval Ship Shamsheer conduct a replenishment at sea with United States Naval Ship Walter S Diehl in the Middle East region.
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.
January 09, 2017 by Lieutenant Owen Grylls (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett is taken through a boarding exercise by Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Christopher Lindeman at the US Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia Training Facility in Bahrain.
Arunta visited Bahrain for her first port visit after commencing operations in the Middle East honing their skills for future patrols.
January 06, 2017 by LCDR Steven Christensen (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta, Commander Cameron Steil, RAN, welcomes Chief of Staff - Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Group Captain Nathan Christie aboard HMAS Arunta during a visit to Muscat, Oman.
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.