Success takes part in ADMM+ exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Topic(s): HMAS Success (OR 304), Indo-Pacific Endeavour

HMAS Success joins naval vessels from 12 countries to conduct co-ordinated formation manoeuvres in the South China Sea during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) sea phase exercises. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)
HMAS Success joins naval vessels from 12 countries to conduct co-ordinated formation manoeuvres in the South China Sea during the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM+) sea phase exercises.

HMAS Success has represented Australia in a regional maritime exercise led by Singapore and South Korea.

The ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Defence Ministers Meeting-Plus, or ADMM+, maritime exercise involved 15 ships from 12 countries.

Australia joined Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam in the exercise earlier in May.

The ships were involved in a photo exercise and sailed in a three-by-five formation, led by the Japanese helicopter carrier JS Izumo

Success also took part in a series of replenishment-at-sea exercises as the ships approached Singapore on 12 May.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Success, Captain Darren Grogan, said ADMM+ proved a valuable exercise.

“Australia has a long history of defence engagement with ASEAN and we’re committed to continuing to build practical defence cooperation in the region and supporting ASEAN-led initiatives,” Captain Grogan said.

Success is on its final deployment ahead of its decommissioning in Sydney at the end of June.