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Bilateral Exercise reinforces relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia.

Australia and India have successfully completed a series of complex warfare scenarios during Exercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) off the Western Australian coast.

Cristóbal Colón heads home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The crew of ESPS Cristobal Colon of the Spanish Armada stand on the flight deck as their ship enters Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

Following a successful four months on the Australia Station, the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón will spend her final days off the east coast of Australia before commencing a 13,000 mile journey home on 19 June.  

AUSINDEX strengthens ties between navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), SBLT Caitlin Fuller (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX.

HMAS Newcastle’s capabilities proved invaluable during a complex warfare scenario involving Indian Navy Ships Shivalik and Kamorta during the Australia-India Exercise (AUSINDEX) held off the Western Australian coast. 

Helicopter weathers trial period

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90.

Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia. 

Surveying the great south

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABHSO Peyton Carey (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent. (photo: ABHSO Peyton Carey)

The Royal Australian Navy’s Laser Airborne Depth Sounder Flight surveys the Gulf of St Vincent.

The Royal Australian Navy has been engaging in a world first as part of a 10-week maritime survey mission in waters off South Australia.

Melbourne to the rescue

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HMAS Melbourne's boarding party response to civil maritime distress call. (photo: AB Hannah Walton)

HMAS Melbourne's boarding party response to civil maritime distress call.

HMAS Melbourne has rescued sailors in distress off the Queensland coast, towing their stricken yacht to safety.

Ballarat completes Malaysian visit

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HMAS Ballarat along with warships from Singapore, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia in formation for the Singaporean Navy's 50th Anniversary International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat along with warships from Singapore, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Indonesia, New Zealand and Russia in formation for the Singaporean Navy's 50th Anniversary International Fleet Review.

HMAS Ballarat has completed a port visit to Sepanggar, Malaysia as part of a three month South East Asia deployment.

Training deepens for clearance divers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay. (photo: Unknown)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay.

Clearance Divers from minehunters HMA Ships Huon and Yarra recently conducted a week of deep dive training using some more unconventional but operationally important equipment.

Gearing up for TALISMAN SABRE

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June. HMA Ships Canberra, Choules, Anzac, Toowoomba, Ballarat, Darwin, Melbourne, Success, Diamantina, Huon, Gascoyne and Melville will all take part.

Indian warships arrive for bilateral maritime exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

(L-R) Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR and Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, on the wharf alongside Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik in the Port of Fremantle.

Three Indian warships sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast.