Topic: Exercises

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

DUGONG tests shallow water mine countermeasures

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

Defence personnel from Australia, United States and New Zealand take part in a live underwater demolition exercise at Bindoon Military Training Area in Western Australia as part of Exercise DUGONG 19. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

Defence personnel from Australia, United States and New Zealand take part in a live underwater demolition exercise at Bindoon Military Training Area in Western Australia as part of Exercise DUGONG 19.

RAN’s premier international mine countermeasure exercise recently concluded at Fleet Base West, WA. Exercise DUGONG plays a major role in enhancing interoperability between participating nations in all facets of maritime mine warfare.

Japanese first for Australian task group command element

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Members of the Royal Australian Navy Command Task Group embarked in Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Uraga stand with Commander Mine Sweeper Division 1, Captain Masahiko Koseki, third from left. RAN personnel, L-R: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Lieutenant Commander Daniel Lister; Commander Brett Dawe; Lieutenant Daniel Iwata; and Petty Officer Alana Doyle. (photo: LCDR Kelli Lunt)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Command Task Group embarked in Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Uraga stand with Commander Mine Sweeper Division 1, Captain Masahiko Koseki, third from left. RAN personnel, L-R: Warrant Officer Alan Hart; Lieutenant Commander Daniel Lister; Commander Brett Dawe; Lieutenant Daniel Iwata; and Petty Officer Alana Doyle.

An Australian command task group element was based in a Japanese ship for the first time during a mine counter-measures exercise in Japan.

PACIFIC REACH proves submarine rescue techniques

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Rescue Submarine LR5 is winched out of the water and onto the deck after completing a sortie to the Republic of Korea Submarine ROKS Lee Sun Sin located on the sea floor during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Rescue Submarine LR5 is winched out of the water and onto the deck after completing a sortie to the Republic of Korea Submarine ROKS Lee Sun Sin located on the sea floor during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019.

Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019 has been deemed an outstanding success as the sea-phase of the exercise came to a close off the coast of Western Australia.

Exercise has international appeal

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Officers from observer navies in front of the deep submersible vessel onboard the submarine rescue ship JS Chiyoda during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Officers from observer navies in front of the deep submersible vessel onboard the submarine rescue ship JS Chiyoda during Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019.

As well as benefitting the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine community when it comes to search and rescue techniques, lessons learned in Exercise PACIFIC REACH 2019 will also be woven into the standard operating procedures of the many countries involved in this year’s exercise.