Topic: HMAS Anzac (F150)
Two warships of the Royal Australian Navy have conducted high-end simulated sea combat on opposite coasts as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER.
HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second Anzac Class Frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, representing a major milestone in the operational life of Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates.
With the decommissioning of HMA Ships Success, Melbourne and Newcastle in 2019, HMAS Anzac (III) became the Royal Australian Navy’s oldest Surface Combatant. But for Anzac’s ship’s company, retirement couldn’t be further from the mind.
Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott recently paid a visit to HMAS Anzac to check on the progress of the latest Anzac Class Frigate to undergo its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.
Volunteers from HMA Ships Anzac and Ballarat were queued out the door of a makeshift health facility recently at Henderson shipyards in Western Australia.
When the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Anzac returned recently from a deployment to South East Asia one of the ship's first tasks was to support the filming of a video to promote the upcoming Invictus Games to be held in Sydney in October 2018.
Helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has returned to Fleet Base East after a three month South East Asia Deployment as part of a three ship Task Unit with HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba. Since departing Fleet Base East in March, Anzac has visited seven ports in six nations, participated in two international exercises, conducted passage exercises with French, Royal Thai and Philippines navies and travelled a total of 13,000 nautical miles.
Visiting busy overseas ports and sailing with foreign navies was standard practice for Maritime Warfare Officers during HMAS Anzac’s recent South East Asia Deployment.
HMAS Anzac’s recent South East Asia Deployment was a valuable experience for a Combat Systems Operator (CSO) with a bright future at sea.
Reserve members of the Philippine Navy (PN) were shown an insider’s view of an Anzac-class frigate during a ship tour in Cebu recently.