Coalition forces and government agencies know terrorist organisations use illegal narcotics as one of their primary sources of income to fund criminal activities, so the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is important to mark.
While she may be the last Australian guided missile frigate to deploy to Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle is the first to deploy on operations with an MH-60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.
HMAS Arunta has completed a third significant narcotics interdiction after seizing 260 kilograms of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa as part of Operation MANITOU.
A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force and Indonesian Armed Forces to stop illegal fishing and improve regional security has concluded in Darwin.
En route to the Middle East as part of the latest Royal Australian Navy crew to deploy for Operation MANITOU is one officer who feels very at home on his hometown’s namesake ship.
It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.
The 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List named three leaders from the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Darwin recognised for their service in the ship’s recent deployment to the Middle East.
The success of the multi-national PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP humanitarian aid and disaster relief training series continues to expand, with this year’s mission reaching as far west as Sri Lanka.
Australian ships posted to the Far East Strategic Reserve in the early 1960s were involved in plenty of interesting action with fast anti-submarine frigate HMAS Queenborough or ‘Queen B’, as she was known to her ship’s company, no exception.
Amateur naval historians might suggest the early 1960s, before the Borneo Confrontation and the Vietnam War, was a quiet time for Australia’s Navy, but crew members in the Q-class fast anti-submarine frigates would disagree.