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Australian-Philippine maritime security exercise a success

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Senior officers from the Philippines Navy and Army, and the country’s civil service, watch on as the guard fire 'volleys with blank cartridges' during a Ceremonial Sunset as part of an evening function on the quarterdeck of HMAS Larrakia to celebrate the successful conclusion of Exercise LUMBAS 2014. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Senior officers from the Philippines Navy and Army, and the country’s civil service, watch on as the guard fire 'volleys with blank cartridges' during a Ceremonial Sunset as part of an evening function on the quarterdeck of HMAS Larrakia to celebrate the successful conclusion of Exercise LUMBAS 2014.

The Royal Australian Navy and Philippine Navy military exercise, LUMBAS 2014, has drawn to a close, after two weeks of intensive training.

HMAS Diamantina completes successful training exercise with Timor-Leste

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Iain Hutchins (author), LSMED(U) Ben Catterall (photographer), LSCSOMW Todd Giles (photographer)

Members of HMAS Diamantina's Engineering Department with personnel from the Naval Component of the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) during the ship's port visit to Dili, Timor-Leste. (photo: LSMED(U) Ben Catterall)

Members of HMAS Diamantina's Engineering Department with personnel from the Naval Component of the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) during the ship's port visit to Dili, Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste's maritime defence capability has received a boost with the recent visit by HMAS Diamantina to Dili to help train members of the naval component of the Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL).

Republic of Korea Navy Cruise Training Task Group visit Sydney

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Arunta (right) escorts Republic of Korea Ships, Choe Yeong (left) and Cheonji (back) through Sydney Heads as they prepare for a three day port visit to Fleet Base East, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Arunta (right) escorts Republic of Korea Ships, Choe Yeong (left) and Cheonji (back) through Sydney Heads as they prepare for a three day port visit to Fleet Base East, Sydney.

The Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy – Cruise Training Task Group sailed into Garden Island, Sydney on 6 October, for a four day port visit.

Rankin returns home

Published on by CMDR Neil Carson (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Rankin comes alongside Fleet Base West to waiting family members and fellow submariners after conducting a Full Cycle Docking activity in Adelaide, South Australia. This marks a milestone as Rankin now returns to full Operational Capability. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Rankin comes alongside Fleet Base West to waiting family members and fellow submariners after conducting a Full Cycle Docking activity in Adelaide, South Australia. This marks a milestone as Rankin now returns to full Operational Capability.

Families and friends of HMAS Rankin welcomed the submarine home to Fleet Base West, south of Perth on 1 October.

Australia and Singapore complete joint exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), WO Tim Badger (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Marita Sellick, on the bridge of HMAS Stuart, shows the ship's Electronic Chart Display System (ECDIS) to Captain Kevin Goh and Lieutenant Keef Lin of the Republic of Singapore Navy as part of Exercise SINGAROO 2014.  (photo: WO Tim Badger)

Sub Lieutenant Marita Sellick, on the bridge of HMAS Stuart, shows the ship's Electronic Chart Display System (ECDIS) to Captain Kevin Goh and Lieutenant Keef Lin of the Republic of Singapore Navy as part of Exercise SINGAROO 2014.

Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Stuart, joined the Republic of Singapore frigate, RSS Tenacious, in waters off Singapore for a four-day maritime exercise in the first week of October.

First Landing Helicopter Dock accepted by Defence Materiel Organisation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), LSCSO Troy Martin (photographer)

Chief Executive BAE Systems, Mr David Allott and Chief Executive Officer Defence Materiel Organisation, Mr Warren King after signing over the first Landing Helicopter Dock, NUSHIP Canberra, from BAE Systems to Defence Materiel Organisation. (photo: LSCSO Troy Martin)

Chief Executive BAE Systems, Mr David Allott and Chief Executive Officer Defence Materiel Organisation, Mr Warren King after signing over the first Landing Helicopter Dock, NUSHIP Canberra, from BAE Systems to Defence Materiel Organisation.

The Defence Materiel Organisation has accepted the first Landing Helicopter Dock, NUSHIP Canberra, from contractor BAE Systems.

NUSQN 725 marks 1,000 hour milestone

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author and photographer)

From left, Petty Officer Matt Polman, Leading Seaman Keith Eddy, Petty Officer Luke Stevens and Leading Seaman Courtnay Roper in front of a MH-60R Seahawk Romeo, after NUSQN 725 achieved 1000 flight hours during training in Jacksonville, Florida. (photo: LEUT Mark Flowerdew)

From left, Petty Officer Matt Polman, Leading Seaman Keith Eddy, Petty Officer Luke Stevens and Leading Seaman Courtnay Roper in front of a MH-60R Seahawk Romeo, after NUSQN 725 achieved 1000 flight hours during training in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Royal Australian Navy's Seahawk Romeo crews have achieved a significant aviation milestone, passing 1,000 flight hours in the MH-60R aircraft whilst undergoing training in the United States.

Newcastle on Patrol in the North West Shelf

Published on by LCDR Jodie Wilkinson (author), LEUT Clinton Walters (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle on patrol in the North West Shelf, an extensive oil and gas region off the North West Australian coast.
 (photo: LEUT Clinton Walters)

HMAS Newcastle on patrol in the North West Shelf, an extensive oil and gas region off the North West Australian coast.

HMAS Newcastle’s recent transit from Darwin to HMAS Stirling south of Perth was a busy one with the ship patrolling the waters around over 20 oil and gas platforms.

HMAS Diamantina visits Timor-Leste for Maritime Training

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Arlindo dos Santos Soares (photographer), LSMED Ben Catterall (photographer)

Members of Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Diamantina, pose with counterparts from the Naval Component of the Timor-Leste Defence Force during their port visit to Dili. Diamantina is visiting Timor-Leste in a new phase of Australia’s close Defence relationship with the country. (photo: Arlindo dos Santos Soares )

Members of Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Diamantina, pose with counterparts from the Naval Component of the Timor-Leste Defence Force during their port visit to Dili. Diamantina is visiting Timor-Leste in a new phase of Australia’s close Defence relationship with the country.

Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Diamantina, is visiting Timor-Leste for four days, to engage with the Naval Component of the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) in a new phase of Australia’s close Defence relationship with the country.

Arunta returns to Sydney after successful upgrade

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

HMAS Arunta departs Sydney Heads during a trial period. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

HMAS Arunta departs Sydney Heads during a trial period.

The Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Arunta sailed into Sydney this week for the first time since completing the Anti Ship Missile Defence upgrade in Western Australia.