Topic: LHD Landing Craft (LLC)

Another major step for ADF amphibious capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Tim Watson (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A Royal Australian Navy light landing craft transports to land an Australian Army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank as part of load trials with HMAS Canberra.

In waters off the coast of Townsville, HMAS Canberra and units of the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion successfully completed trials to transport an M1A1 Main Battle Tank ashore using an LHD Landing Craft.

Task group resupply completed at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

One of HMAS Canberra's LHD Landing Craft receives a stores transfer at HMAS Creswell's boat ramp during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

For the first time during an exercise, Navy has conducted a maritime task group resupply without bringing a single ship alongside.