June 02, 2017 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)
Nulka Missile firing from HMAS Melbourne.
The final Nulka missile decoy was delivered to Navy by BAE Systems in April after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada.
(From left) Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 (JTF633) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, talks with the Deputy Commander of JTF633, Air Commodore Guy Wilson about the work the ADF is doing to reduce sexual and gender-based violence.
As part of the Australian Defence Force’s commitment to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women Peace and Security – personnel on operations in the Middle East have marked the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
HMAS Arunta's sailors weigh illegal narcotics seized during their operation Manitou patrol in the Middle East region on 8 June 2017.
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.
ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region.
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.
June 14, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)
HMAS Arunta personnel prepare to destroy illegal narcotics seized on 8 June 2017 while the ship was on patrol in the Middle East region.
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.
June 10, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)
Indonesian Security Task Force Eastern Fleet, Commodore Nyoman Sudihartawan, presents Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Peter Laver, RAN, with a gift during the AUSINDO CORPAT 2017 closing ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.
A joint operation between the Australian Defence Force and Indonesian Armed Forces to stop illegal fishing and improve regional security has concluded in Darwin.
Flight Commander, Lieutenant Commander Ian Homes, RAN, in the port hanger of HMAS Newcastle.
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.
Official Royal Australian Navy brandmark
It is with deep regret the Australian Defence Force can confirm the death of a Royal Australian Navy member.
June 16, 2017 by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABCSO Belinda Porter (photographer), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry, RAN, pictured on the forecastle during passage to Auckland, New Zealand for the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th Anniversary International Naval Review.
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.
June 09, 2017 by Department of Defence Media Release (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy Nursing Officer, Lieutenant Commander Alison Zilko, comforts a Vietnamese baby undergoing treatment at the paediatrics ward of Cam Ranh General Hospital, Vietnam, during Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017.
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.