Topic: Exercises

Ties strengthened with Indian Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Hobart, foreground, joins Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri, left, and Karmuk to conduct passage exercises in the Northeast Indian Ocean. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Hobart, foreground, joins Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri, left, and Karmuk to conduct passage exercises in the Northeast Indian Ocean.

Australian and Indian warships have recently conducted a two-day passage exercise in the Northeast Indian Ocean, with Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Hobart sailing alongside Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri and Karmuk.

Navy sharpens warfare skills at Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD

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

Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and United States Navy sail in formation in waters off Guam during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2020. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Royal Australian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and United States Navy sail in formation in waters off Guam during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has joined partner navies from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States for three days of warfare exercises, involving 1500 personnel, eight ships, a submarine and aircraft.

Sea combat simulated in Exercise VIKING RAIDER

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Anzac sailor Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Curtis Willmore monitors his console in the Operations Room of the Frigate Simulator, as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER at the Naval Engineering Support Centre on HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Anzac sailor Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Curtis Willmore monitors his console in the Operations Room of the Frigate Simulator, as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER at the Naval Engineering Support Centre on HMAS Stirling, WA.

Two warships of the Royal Australian Navy have conducted high-end simulated sea combat on opposite coasts as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER.

HMAS Sirius critical to success of international maritime exercises

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

HMAS Sirius conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Stuart and JS Ise as they sail in company through the southern waters of Hawaii as part of Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Sirius conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Stuart and JS Ise as they sail in company through the southern waters of Hawaii as part of Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

HMAS Sirius has proven invaluable during her current deployment, not only to the Australian ships in the Task Group but to multiple partner nations who have benefited from the replenishment support that Australia’s only tanker provides.

Navy excels during live missile firing

Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Stuart conducts a live harpoon missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Stuart conducts a live harpoon missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has proven its warfighting capability with devastating effect at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), with HMAS Stuart successfully firing two harpoon missiles and coordinating the missile firings of three other ships during one of RIMPAC’s best-known serials, SINKEX.

French rendezvous for RAN ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

HMA Ships Choules, centre, and Huon, bottom, rendezvous with French Navy Ship d’Entrecasteaux during the Australian ships' transit to Vanuatu. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

HMA Ships Choules, centre, and Huon, bottom, rendezvous with French Navy Ship d’Entrecasteaux during the Australian ships' transit to Vanuatu.

HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean.

Trilateral passage bolsters ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), POIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer), LSIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Ships from the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sail in company through the Philippine Sea as aircraft from United States Carrier Airwing 5 fly above during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Hobart flexes her might

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart Class guided missile destroyer to conduct a live fire at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, making it the most sophisticated and lethal warship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

Arunta first upgraded frigate to fire missiles at RIMPAC

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HMAS Arunta executes a live missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

HMAS Arunta executes a live missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 2020.

The first frigate to complete the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta, has successfully fired surface-to-air missiles at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Commander of Australian Maritime Task Force at RIMPAC makes history

Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Captain Phillipa Hay, on the bridge of HMAS Hobart, is the first female commander of a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Captain Phillipa Hay, on the bridge of HMAS Hobart, is the first female commander of a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020.

Captain Phillipa Hay of the Royal Australian Navy has become the first Australian woman appointed to command a task force in the 49-year history of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).