Ship's company line the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle on departure for Operation Manitou in the Middle East region.
Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.
ScanEagle, an unmmanned aerial vehicle launches from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle during operational evaluation trials.
While she may be the last Australian guided missile frigate to deploy to Operation MANITOU, HMAS
Newcastle is the first to deploy on operations with an MH60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.
June 14, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
HMAS Arunta personnel prepare to destroy illegal narcotics seized on 8 June 2017 while the ship was on patrol in the Middle East region.
Arunta has completed a third significant narcotics interdiction after seizing 260 kilograms of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.
June 16, 2017 by By LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.
The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List named three leaders from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS
Darwin recognised for their service in the ship’s recent deployment to the Middle East.
(From left) U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Canadian Navy and Marine Nationale (French Navy) officials salute during the Combined Task Force 150 Transfer of Authority ceremony held on 13 April 2017.
Royal Australian Navy personnel embedded in the Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 in the Middle East have completed a highly successful counter-terrorism deployment and are heading home.