Topic: Exercises

Fighting force forms up for FCP

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20). (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

L-R: HMA Ships Hobart, Arunta, Stuart and Sirius unite off the east coast of Australia on their way to Bass Strait and the start of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

In a demonstration of maritime combat power, four Royal Australian Navy warships formed off Australia’s East Coast to conduct a tactical transit in the opening stages of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

Simulated environment helps Navy prepare for high-end war games

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Commander Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain Andrew Quinn, left, and Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin discuss Fleet Certification Period 2020 during a simulated warfighting exercise at HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Commander Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain Andrew Quinn, left, and Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart, Commander Ryan Gaskin discuss Fleet Certification Period 2020 during a simulated warfighting exercise at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

Navy’s ability to exercise multiple ships, submarines and aircraft during the Fleet Certification Period 2020 has benefitted from the ability to train in complex scenarios and tactics in a simulated environment.

Warships depart Sydney for first major Fleet exercise of 2020

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020.

HMA Ships Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney in formation today to mark the start of the sea phase of Navy's first major exercise for the year, Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

French and Australian cooperation showcased on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour.

The strength of French and Australian defence cooperation was showcased recently when Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta and Marine Nationale ship FNS La Moqueuse sailed into Sydney Harbour in company.

Fleet delivers in 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019, June 2019. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide in formation with amphibious landing crafts during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2019, June 2019.

The past twelve months have been significant for Navy’s Fleet. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel have deployed around the world to exercise high-end warfighting capabilities, support maritime security, contribute to multinational operations and engage with Australia’s regional partners.

Overseas deployments the priority in 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), Navantia (photographer)

HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta conduct replenishment at sea manoeuvres during transit, October 2019. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart and Parramatta conduct replenishment at sea manoeuvres during transit, October 2019.

Navy’s Surface Force has capped off a massive year with most of its combatants deploying overseas.

Building capability, refining the fight in 2019

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Commodore Ivan Ingham addresses Fleet Battle Staff inside the Maritime Operations Centre during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, July 2019.
 (photo: LSIS Craig Walton)

Commodore Ivan Ingham addresses Fleet Battle Staff inside the Maritime Operations Centre during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, July 2019.

For Commodore Ivan Ingham, success in 2019 may be measured by how empty the berths at Fleet Base East have been - the year has seen an exceptional surge in Australian maritime operations across the Indo-Pacific region.

A successful NEW HORIZON for Sirius and Arunta

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius seen from KRI Fatahillah underway during replenishment at sea exercises in the Java Sea.

Members of the Australian and Indonesian navies held a triumphant closing ceremony on board HMAS Arunta to mark the successful completion of Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019.

Australian, Indonesian sailors enjoy friendly competition in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius after a sports day with Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) personnel in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Sailors and officers from HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta donned extra-long skis, jumped into sacks and joined hands with their Indonesian Navy counterparts to participate in traditional games and sport in Surabaya, Indonesia, ahead of joint maritime exercises.

Exercise NEW HORIZON dawns in Surabaya

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Aidan Barber (author)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officers of the Australian and Indonesian warships participating in Exercise NEW HORIZON 2019 joined with their respective teams in a welcome ceremony conducted in Surabaya, Indonesia.

HMA Ships Arunta and Sirius arrived in Surabaya, Indonesia, in November to a warm welcome that included a traditional dance performance at the Jamrud Utara wharf and an opening ceremony at the Indonesian Navy’s Second Fleet Command.