Topic: Exercise BERSAMA LIMA
The Royal Australian Navy ships supporting the East Asian Deployment have successfully participated in a number of international engagements since their departure from Fleet Base East in late September, despite Typhoon Hagibis interrupting some of the original planning.
HMAS Stuart recently visited Singapore’s Sembawang Naval Base to participate in the harbour phase of Exercise BERSAMA LIMA. Ship’s company took the opportunity to experience a variety of cultural and sporting activities around Singapore.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken to the sea and skies of Malaysia and Singapore to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations.
New friends and cultural experiences were highlights for the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga when they visited Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam recently.
Australia’s longest standing regional security exercise, BERSAMA LIMA has drawn to a close.
The combined joint military exercise BERSAMA LIMA has commenced in Changi Naval Base, in Singapore involving military forces from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom operating together under the Five Power Defence Arrangements.
Minehunter, HMAS Yarra has visited the world’s youngest nation, Timor-Leste, as part of her south-east Asian deployment on route to Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 16.
An experienced pair of hands guides the way to help HMAS Sirius prepare for a relatively short notice deployment to Asia.