Topic: South East Asia Deployment

Defence diplomacy dividends

Published on by Dr Ben Herscovitch (author and photographer)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, farewells Indonesian Visiting Navy Fellow Commander Aminuddin Albek during a recent visit. (photo: Dr Benjamin Herscovitch)

Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael Noonan, AM, RAN, farewells Indonesian Visiting Navy Fellow Commander Aminuddin Albek during a recent visit.

Ties between the Royal Australian Navy and the Indonesian Navy continue to deepen with exchange programs coupled with international exercises.

Regional military cooperation strengthened

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).  (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Toowoomba steam line astern during their departure from Sydney Harbour during the fleet departure for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 (IPE 17).

A group of warships departed Sydney on 4 September to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region – grouped as Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Ballarat completes Malaysian visit

Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

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.

Ballarat completes multi-national passage exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat (centre) conducts a Passage Exercise in the South China Sea with Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ships Izumo and Sazanami and the Royal Canadian ship HMCS Winnipeg.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat (centre) conducts a Passage Exercise in the South China Sea with Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force ships Izumo and Sazanami and the Royal Canadian ship HMCS Winnipeg.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a passage exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and United States Navy ships during her South East Asia deployment.

Australia and Fiji Navies on Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABCIS Neil James (photographer), WO Scott Campbell (photographer)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji. (photo: WO Scott Campbell)

Boading party members from HMAS Wollongong conduct boarding party exercises with members of the Fijian Navy in Suva, Fiji.

Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has completed an official visit to Fiji, including a four-day exercise within Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone with the Republic of Fiji Navy Ship Kula.

Singapore fleet review reaffirms friendships

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Cristy Hazelman along with other sailors from HMAS Ballarat line the upper decks as the ship awaits the sail past by the Reviewing Officer during the Singaporean Navy's 50th Anniversary International Fleet Review. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Cristy Hazelman along with other sailors from HMAS Ballarat line the upper decks as the ship awaits the sail past by the Reviewing Officer during the Singaporean Navy's 50th Anniversary International Fleet Review.

HMAS Ballarat has joined warships from navies all around the world for the Singaporean Navy’s 50th Anniversary International Fleet Review.

HMAS Ballarat visit to Zhanjiang

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Danica Thompson (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Australian Consul General Guangzhou, Mr Dominic Trindade, the CO, Commander David Landon, CSM, RAN, and a contingent from HMAS Ballarat are given a tour the People's Liberation Army-Navy Jiangkai II class frigate Huangshan by the CO, Captain Zhang Huiwu.

A musical welcome greeted HMAS Ballarat as she drew alongside Zhanjiang, China, the home of the People’s Liberation Army – Navy South Sea Fleet for a port visit.

HMAS Ballarat exercises with Canadian Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Patrick Scott (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Ballarat in company with the Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres during HMAS Ballarat's South East Asia Deployment.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a range of underway exercises with Royal Canadian Navy ships HMCS Ottawa and Winnipeg in the waters of South East Asia during Ballarat's South East Asia deployment.

Maritime security a year-round duty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.

Ballarat exercises with PLA-N

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China.

HMAS Ballarat has taken part in a range of maritime exercises with People’s Liberation Army – Navy vessel Huangshan following a successful visit to the People’s Republic of China.