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Navy expands its role in the north

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Deputy Commander Northern Command Captain Bryan Parker, RAN (centre), hands over the weight of Senior Australian Defence Force Officer responsibilities for Larrakeyah Defence Precinct and Defence Establishment Berrimah to CO HMAS Coonawarra, CMDR Viktor Pilicic, RAN. (L-R) Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Boat Force, CAPT Warren Bairstow, CSC, RAN; Commander Navy Shore Force, CAPT Stephen Bowater, RAN; Commander of the Australian Fleet, RADM Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN; and Commander Patrol Boat Group Headquarters, CAPT Jason Hunter, RAN. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Deputy Commander Northern Command Captain Bryan Parker, RAN (centre), hands over the weight of Senior Australian Defence Force Officer responsibilities for Larrakeyah Defence Precinct and Defence Establishment Berrimah to CO HMAS Coonawarra, CMDR Viktor Pilicic, RAN. (L-R) Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Boat Force, CAPT Warren Bairstow, CSC, RAN; Commander Navy Shore Force, CAPT Stephen Bowater, RAN; Commander of the Australian Fleet, RADM Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN; and Commander Patrol Boat Group Headquarters, CAPT Jason Hunter, RAN.

The Royal Australian Navy continues to strengthen its presence in Darwin with the Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra appointed as Senior Australian Defence Force Officer (SADFO) of two Top End Defence bases recently.

Tigers roam over Scotland

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron (left) and and a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter from 820 Squadron fly low over the Scottish coastline during Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18. (photo: Unknown)

A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron (left) and and a Royal Navy Merlin helicopter from 820 Squadron fly low over the Scottish coastline during Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 18.

Navy’s ability to track and hunt submarines is being put to the test in a high-end warfare exercise off the coast of Scotland.

Australia and Indonesia unite to improve maritime security

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian and Indonesian patrol boats HMAS Broome, KRI Kakap, KRI Layang and HMAS Maitland practice close in-company manoeuvres off the north Australian coast during Exercise CASSOWARY, a seven day training activity conducted in the lead up to AUSINDO CORPAT 2018. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Australian and Indonesian patrol boats HMAS Broome, KRI Kakap, KRI Layang and HMAS Maitland practice close in-company manoeuvres off the north Australian coast during Exercise CASSOWARY, a seven day training activity conducted in the lead up to AUSINDO CORPAT 2018.

A coordinated patrol between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) to improve security along the shared maritime border has concluded recently in Bali, Indonesia.

 

HMAS Success celebrates 32 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Success ship's company celebrate her 32nd birthday on the flight deck during their 2018 South East Asia deployment. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Success ship's company celebrate her 32nd birthday on the flight deck during their 2018 South East Asia deployment.

Ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s ‘Battle Tanker’ HMAS Success have celebrated the ship’s 32 years of outstanding service to Australia while deployed to South East Asia.

 

Volleyball with Vietnam People’s Navy a big hit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Richard Carter (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success play a friendly game of volleyball against the Vietnamese Navy team during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during their 2018 South East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMA Ships Toowoomba and Success play a friendly game of volleyball against the Vietnamese Navy team during a visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during their 2018 South East Asia Deployment.

Navy people from Vietnam and Australia have met for a friendly match on the volleyball court during the RAN’s South East Asia Deployment.

 

Two hauls in two days for HMAS Warramunga

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSA Rhys Withers (photographer), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSA Rhys Withers)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party conducts a boarding during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week.

 

HMAS Warramunga makes eleventh narcotics haul

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

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's boarding party prepares to conduct a boarding on a vessel during the ship's deployment to Operation MANITOU.

The crew of HMAS Warramunga has had another successful week in the Middle East Region, seizing and disposing of 295 kilograms of heroin, valued at about $88.5 million, while patrolling waters in the Arabian Sea.

 

HMAS Warramunga receives engineering support on deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kath Griffin (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Warramunga's Combined Engineering Support Team stand on the forecastle during the ship's deployed intermediate maintenance availability period in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Warramunga’s Combined Engineering Support Team (WCEST) has successfully completed its scheduled works in Bahrain.

 

Naval Reservists to play greater role in RAN future force

Published on by CAPT Frank Kresse (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Ararat conducts a boarding exercise on Discovery III as part of their Mission Readiness Evaluation, off the coast of Darwin, NT.

The Naval Reserve is to play an increasing role in supporting Navy to ‘fight and win at sea’ as the RAN develops the structures to grow its future workforce.

 

A Gap Year in the tropical north

Published on by CPO Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy Gap Year Seamen (from left) Beau Malin, Charlotte Menhinick, Chelsea Pratt, Zac Bruce, Sam Rossiter, Elise Jones and Larissa Woosup at HMAS Cairns in Queensland.

A world of opportunity is on show for a lucky few Navy Gap Year personnel currently serving at HMAS Cairns in North Queensland.