Topic: Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD

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.

 

Ballarat helps build regional Shield

Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author), CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in formation, with warships from Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand during Exercise Bersama Shield 2017. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in formation, with warships from Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and New Zealand during Exercise Bersama Shield 2017.

HMAS Ballarat has played a key role in the recent Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD, as part of her South East Asia deployment.

Regional defence ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABATV Douglas Couper (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in formation with warships from Malaysia and New Zealand during a Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 17. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in formation with warships from Malaysia and New Zealand during a Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 17.

Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have completed Five Power Defence Arrangements exercise in international waters, off the coast of Malaysia as part of the longest standing multilateral arrangement in South East Asia.

Regional exercise challenges communication skills

Published on by CAPT Jesse Robilliard (author), CPL Steve Duncan (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy seaman Lisa Norrie, from Communication and Information Systems, is seen working on a terminal within Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System, at Royal Military Air Force base Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia. (photo: CPL Steve Duncan)

Royal Australian Navy seaman Lisa Norrie, from Communication and Information Systems, is seen working on a terminal within Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System, at Royal Military Air Force base Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia.

Defence assets from nations across the globe have converged on Malaysia for a multi-lateral exercise helping countries work closer together for regional stability.

HMAS Sydney benefits from an ‘age’ of experience

Published on by LCDR Jeremy Richardson (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

The Magnificent Seven on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014.
From the left; Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie, Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross, Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer, and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle.


 (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

The Magnificent Seven on 02 Deck of HMAS Sydney during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2014. From the left; Chief Petty Officer Combat Systems Supervisor Scott Christie, Leading Seaman Communication Information Systems Roger Dalby, Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Kerry Ross, Warrant Officer Clearance Diver Matthew Hurley, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Tony Burchill, Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ron Palmer, and Chief Petty Officer Coxswain Dave Biddle.

It is a mark of pride that one of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Magnificent Seven’, HMAS Sydney, hosts a veritable age of experience in her ranks with a magnificent seven of her own.