HMA Ships Darwin (right) and Melbourne, part of task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, steam in company in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Darwin and her younger sister HMAS Melbourne have shared their last moments together, showing the rest of the Navy that the guided missile frigates are still an impressive capability.
Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17 held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.
Navy has been in the thick of Australia’s commitment to international proliferation security initiatives, helping host Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR 17 in Cairns.
Published on September 16, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
HMAS Adelaide enters Darwin Harbour as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Group 2017.
Adelaide and Toowoomba have arrived in Darwin, en route to the Indo-Pacific region as part of an 11-week deployment that will further enhance military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners.
HMAS Sirius Replenishment at Sea - Station 1 party celebrate the ship's 500th replenishment operation, which was undertaken with HMAS Melbourne. L-R, LSBM Ball, ABBM Reace, ABMT Fitzpatrick, ABBM Chamberlain and LSBM Judd.
Auxiliary Oiler HMAS
Sirius has reached a significant capability headmark, conducting her 500th replenishment at-sea on 7 September.
September 15, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
A Navy MRH-90 helicopter conducts deck landing procedures aboard HMAS Adelaide and the Republic of Singapore Ship Resolution (in background) during a period of landing craft and aviation training between the RAN and Republic of Singapore Navy off the coast of North Queensland.
Adelaide has completed amphibious landing craft and aviation training with the Republic of Singapore’s amphibious ship, RSS Resolution while deployed off the east coast of Australia.
September 17, 2017 by LCDR Lucito Irlandez (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils stands before a MRH-90 Taipan helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide prior to a winch deck transfer to HMAS Darwin, as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 task group sails off the east coast of Australia.
It was her first time at sea when Sub Lieutenant Lauren Beaufils had the opportunity to participate in a medical evacuation exercise onboard HMAS
Adelaide, with the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 17 Task Group off the coast of Townsville.
Published on September 12, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)
A United States Navy Seahawk helicopter and a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard conduct landings on the flight deck of HMAS Adelaide, with HMAS Darwin in the background during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.
The Australian Defence Force Joint Task Group,
Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has completed the first international engagement activity of the deployment.
September 13, 2017 by LEUT Mitchell Laughlan (author), LS Eammon O'Brien (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer), CPL Ben Dempster (photographer)
The Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R Romeo helicopter conducts functional testing of the newly fitted Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.
Navy's MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters have passed the fleet milestone of 10,000 flying hours since the maturing capability began in December 2013 with 725 Squadron operating from Naval Air Station Jacksonville in the USA.
September 14, 2017 by LEUT Daniel Cochrane (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle's wardroom stand on the missile launcher during transit through the Red Sea in the Middle East Region.
Newcastle has completed a five-day port visit alongside Aqaba, Jordan, after her second counter terrorism patrol of Middle Eastern waters.
Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, CSC, RAN is presented with his laundry bag by Jan-Maree Ball, Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts (centre), and Beverly Uys (right) on board HMAS Darwin.
The founder of Aussie Hero Quilts, Jan-Maree Ball and a group of her assistants, descended on Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS
Darwin with a surprise for the ship’s company.