Topic: Exercise RIMPAC

HMAS Sirius critical to success of international maritime exercises

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Stuart and JS Ise as they sail in company through the southern waters of Hawaii as part of Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Sirius conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Stuart and JS Ise as they sail in company through the southern waters of Hawaii as part of Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

HMAS Sirius has proven invaluable during her current deployment, not only to the Australian ships in the Task Group but to multiple partner nations who have benefited from the replenishment support that Australia’s only tanker provides.

Navy excels during live missile firing

Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Stuart conducts a live harpoon missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Stuart conducts a live harpoon missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has proven its warfighting capability with devastating effect at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), with HMAS Stuart successfully firing two harpoon missiles and coordinating the missile firings of three other ships during one of RIMPAC’s best-known serials, SINKEX.

Hobart flexes her might

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart Class guided missile destroyer to conduct a live fire at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, making it the most sophisticated and lethal warship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

Arunta first upgraded frigate to fire missiles at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

HMAS Arunta executes a live missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

HMAS Arunta executes a live missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 2020.

The first frigate to complete the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta, has successfully fired surface-to-air missiles at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Commander of Australian Maritime Task Force at RIMPAC makes history

Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Captain Phillipa Hay, on the bridge of HMAS Hobart, is the first female commander of a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Captain Phillipa Hay, on the bridge of HMAS Hobart, is the first female commander of a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020.

Captain Phillipa Hay of the Royal Australian Navy has become the first Australian woman appointed to command a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

RIMPAC 2020 gets underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Stuart arrives at the port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii before sailing to take part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Stuart arrives at the port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii before sailing to take part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020.

Four Royal Australian Navy warships have joined with 22 ships and 5300 personnel from nine other nations for the commencement of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 in Hawaii.

Exercises begin on passage to Hawaii

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMA Ships Sirius (O 266) and Stuart (FFH 153) sail in company with RSS Supreme (F 73), KDB Daruleshan (OPV 07), and USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) through the Pacific Ocean as they prepare to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the United States, while sailing to Hawaii to participate in RIMPAC 2020.

Toowoomba techos put training into practice

Published on by LCDR Jason Grivas (author), SBLT Patrick Czakilew (photographer)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able  Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018. (photo: Sub Lieutenant Patrick Czakilew)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician (MT) Ross Kennedy, Able Seaman (AB) MT Bradley Chambers, ABMT Corey Bunyan, ABMT Cade Wilks and Seaman MT Ashleigh Pennie repaired the damaged engine over the course of four days whilst HMAS Toowoomba participated in Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018.

Marine technicians and support staff posted to HMAS Toowoomba have rallied together to conduct a complex repair while the ship was overseas on deployment.

IPE18 resumes following RIMPAC success

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Adelaide's departs Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC.

Following the successful conclusion of Exercise Rim of the Pacific, the Australian Defence Force has resumed its major maritime activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).

ADF successfully completes Exercise RIMPAC 2018

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Department of Defence (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Ship's company and embarked forces on HMAS Adelaide's flight deck during Exercise RIMPAC 2018. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Ship's company and embarked forces on HMAS Adelaide's flight deck during Exercise RIMPAC 2018.

More than 1600 members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) have successfully completed Exercise RIMPAC 2018, the world’s largest multinational maritime exercise.