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Australia-Malaysia exercises kick off with sporting spirit

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

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members from HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius combine forces for a MASTEX Cup soccer competition against the Royal Malaysian Navy in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

The Australian and Malaysian navies quite literally kicked off their maritime training exercise this week with some good-natured sporting rivalry on the soccer field, volleyball court and tug-of-war ground.

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius arrive in Malaysia for bilateral exercise

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

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

Members of the fo'c'sle party stand at ease as HMAS Stuart comes alongside in Sabah, Malaysia, during their East Asia Deployment.

Fresh from a successful welcoming visit to the Philippines for Second World War 75th anniversary commemorations, HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have sailed on to Malaysia for continued bilateral engagement.

Minehunters heading north from successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer), LCDR Sean Aitken (photographer)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The Republic of Korea Navy Band strikes up ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as the RAN Minehunters depart Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea.

A Royal Australian Navy Minehunter Task Group, consisting of HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne, has departed the Republic of Korea bound for a second Mine Warfare Exercise and professional engagement with Japan, as part of a North East Asian Deployment. 

HMAS Brisbane commences Combat System Trials in US

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HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US. (photo: )

HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US.

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, HMAS Brisbane has completed a live missile engagement.

Gascoyne leads the way in Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LEUT Liam Northend (photographer)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea. (photo: Lieutenant Liam Northend)

The Mine Disposal Vehicle is launched from HMAS Gascoyne during MIWEX 19 in the waters of the Republic of Korea.

HMAS Gascoyne, part of a Minehunter Task Group, has spent a busy two weeks far from her usual stomping ground, having travelled over 5000 nautical miles to participate in a Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise in the Republic of Korea.

Aussie-led Combined Task Force 150 ready to go

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony Wright (author and photographer)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: LEUT Tony Wright)

Combined Task Force 150 team after successfully completing Mission Readiness Evaluations at Naval Synthetic Warfighting Centre, HMAS Watson, Sydney.

The pre-deployment preparations and training for the Australian lead Combined Task Force 150 mission wrapped up at HMAS Watson recently, with the task group getting a stamp of approval from the Commodore Flotillas Force Generation Directorate.

Rhiannon’s flying support to bushfire operations

Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Royal Australian Navy Pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson on the flight line at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, during the Australian Defence Force support to the firefighting efforts in New South Wales and Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy pilot Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson has come a long way from her school days at Perth Modern School to support firefighting efforts during the catastrophic bushfires across New South Wales in November.

Defence Industry supports Navy helicopters on bushfire operations

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Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Boeing qualified flying instructors Mr Daniel Mearns, left, and Mr James Scott prepare to depart from Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

Defence Industry is working hand-in-hand with the Royal Australian Navy to support firefighting efforts throughout New South Wales during one of the most dangerous bushfire weeks the nation has ever seen. 

816 Squadron enhances RFS air attack capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Shane Cameron (photographer)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

A row of Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm aircraft on standby at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, as part of the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters’ superior Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance cameras and sensors have been working throughout the nights to support firefighting efforts across New South Wales.

Navy helicopters working collaboratively with RFS

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Rural Fire Service volunteer Mr Jeff Hodder, left, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Cairncross, RAN, prepare to leave Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, Newcastle, to support the firefighting efforts in New South Wales.

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter spent the first day of catastrophic fire conditions on search and rescue missions to support firefighting efforts around Kempsey, New South Wales.