Topic: Mine Countermeasures
Three warships and more than 150 personnel have completed two weeks of realistic training at sea and ashore under the command and control of Navy’s Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group, as part of Exercise CUTTLEFISH 2020.
Remembrance Day was honoured at Fleet Base West with a ceremony that was attended by the Five Eyes nation participants in the recently commenced Exercise DUGONG 19.
After the longest transit ever completed by Australian Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have contributed to Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.
The risk posed by sea mines is a key focus at this year’s Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX), hosted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) on the New South Wales south coast.
Fifty navy divers and mine warfare specialists from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Britain converged on Bland Bay, New Zealand for Exercise FULCRUM recently.
HMAS Huon has tested a critical piece of mine countermeasures equipment and practiced helicopter operations as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.
A United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit journeyed to Perth in Western Australia recently to train with Australian Clearance Divers, building relationships and exchanging ideas.
For the first time, Australia has lead a task force as part of an international mine countermeasure exercise, with a team of 10 Royal Australian Navy personnel joining the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay, in Oman.