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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.

HMAS Arunta drug haul success

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Arunta's boarding party seize and account for illegal narcotics found during the search of a dhow while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Arunta's boarding party seize and account for illegal narcotics found during the search of a dhow while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta has seized approximately 250 kilograms of heroin during a vessel interception off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.

Fleet Electronic Warfare trainees graduate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Electronic Warfare Graduation 347 held at HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Electronic Warfare Graduation 347 held at HMAS Watson.

The first electronic warfare course combining submarine and surface fleet trainees graduated from the home of Navy’s warfare training on Sydney Harbour’s south head, HMAS Watson on 5 May.

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.

Defence funding in the Budget

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems. (photo: Russell Millard)

First Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart undertakes acceptance sea trials off the coast of South Australia to undertake testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems.

For those of you wondering how Defence fared in the Budget, here’s a wrap of the proposed funding.

Tanks ‘sea ride’ on Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew McDonald (author), CAPT (Army) Hugh Johnston (author)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules. (photo: Unknown)

An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank embarked on HMAS Choules.

HMAS Choules added a new capability to the Australian Defence Force’s arsenal when they safely loaded and recovered Army’s heaviest vehicles onto the ship recently.

Team Anzac tops up fleet training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Robert Gould (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac. (photo: ABCSO(U) TARA BYRNE)

A Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter flying at sunset during trials with HMAS Anzac.

HMAS Anzac sailed from Fleet Base East, Sydney, in April with a handful of additional Marine Technical sailors and Aviation personnel embarked. 

Farncomb assists rescue of Indonesian fishermen

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT James Lybrand (author), POIS Paul McCallum (author)

Norwegian merchant vessel MV Fermita closes on a stranded Indonesian fishing boat. (photo: Unknown)

Norwegian merchant vessel MV Fermita closes on a stranded Indonesian fishing boat.

The crew of an Indonesian fishing vessel, stranded 100 nautical miles from land, have been rescued thanks to the efforts of the crew of submarine, HMAS Farncomb

Fourcroy joins the fleet

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commanding Officer Cape Fourcroy, Commander Mark Taylor, RAN, stands with his crew on completion of the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy Acceptance Ceremony at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats has officially joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet.

South West Pacific deployment reaffirms regional ties

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

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Foreground HMAS Wollongong takes up her station while incompany during Exercise CASSOWARY, in the Northern Australian Exercise Area.

HMAS Wollongong has embarked on a voyage to the South West Pacific as part of the Australian Defence Force’s enduring commitment to assist with building security capacity in the region.