Topic: International Engagement

Pacific matters a key focus for Chief of Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), AB Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Delegates, including the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN, at the Pacific Maritime Security Partnership event at the 2019 Sea Power Conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Australia’s enduring ties with the Pacific have dominated the agenda ahead of Navy’s Sea Power Conference, with a gathering of regional maritime leaders in Sydney.

Asia beckons for Navy’s largest Task Group

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

HMAS Hobart leads HMA Ships Stuart and Parramatta out of Sydney Harbour for their East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia.

Fellowship supports a “thinking Navy” with a global focus

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

Vietnamese Visiting Naval Fellow, Senior Lieutenant Bryan Dao Xuan, after the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Vietnamese Visiting Naval Fellow, Senior Lieutenant Bryan Dao Xuan, after the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

The Visiting Naval Fellows program is a valuable tool for building international defence relationships and contributing to knowledge-sharing and interoperability across our region.

Navy bands from across the seas unite to bring the beat to Martin Place

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

The Japanese Self-Defence Force Training Squadron Band performs with the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney as part of a Joint Forces concert held at Martin Place in Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

The Japanese Self-Defence Force Training Squadron Band performs with the Royal Australian Navy Band Sydney as part of a Joint Forces concert held at Martin Place in Sydney, NSW.

Last week, the Royal Australian Navy Band - Sydney hosted a public concert in the amphitheatre at Martin Place, Sydney, with the visiting Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Training Squadron Band.

Guardian Class Patrol Boat presented to Samoa

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

L-R: Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn; Samoan High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms Hinauri Petana; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Samoan Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa; and Austal Manager Ben Wardle, in front of Guardian Class Patrol Boat Nafanua II. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

L-R: Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn; Samoan High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms Hinauri Petana; Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP; Samoan Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa; and Austal Manager Ben Wardle, in front of Guardian Class Patrol Boat Nafanua II.

The fourth of 21 Guardian class patrol boats destined for the Pacific was officially handed over to Samoa on Friday at the Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

New guardian arrives in the Pacific

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author)

Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale enroute to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning. (photo: )

Ngahau Koula departs Port Vila, Vanuatu, with HMAS Armidale enroute to Tonga ahead of her upcoming commissioning.

The third of 21 Guardian Class Patrol Boats donated by Australia to partners in the Pacific region has been escorted to Tonga by HMAS Armidale.

HMAS Leeuwin hosts Women in Maritime round table

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author), ABHSO Siobhan Von Prott (photographer)

Sailors and officers of HMAS Leeuwin with participants of a Women in Maritime round table hosted by the Royal Australian Navy ship in the Federated States of Micronesia. (photo: ABHSO Siobhan Von Prott)

Sailors and officers of HMAS Leeuwin with participants of a Women in Maritime round table hosted by the Royal Australian Navy ship in the Federated States of Micronesia.

HMAS Leeuwin, currently conducting her second deployment for the year, has hosted a round table discussion about Women in Peace and Security, focussing on Women in Maritime, while alongside Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Sirius’ successful visit to Samoa

This article has photo gallery Published on by Army CAPT Jarrad Baldwin (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Melanie Verho (centre); with the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mrs Sara Moriarty (centre right); and Deputy Head of Mission Amanda Jewel (centre left); and participants from the Women, Peace and Security meeting at the Australian High Commission in Apia, Samoa.

The Australian Defence Force completed a key engagement activity in Samoa in July, as part of its ongoing commitment to deepen relationships in the region.

HMAS Leeuwin joins celebrations for presidential inauguration

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author)

Guests onboard HMAS Leeuwin, from left, US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Ambassador Robert Riley; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Federated States of Micronesia, the Hon Lorin Robert; Commanding Officer HMAS Leeuwin, Commander Richard Mortimer; US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Hon Robert Wilkie; Assistant Minister for Defence and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Honourable Alex Hawke, MP; and Australian Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Mr George Fraser. (photo: Unknown)

Guests onboard HMAS Leeuwin, from left, US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Ambassador Robert Riley; Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Federated States of Micronesia, the Hon Lorin Robert; Commanding Officer HMAS Leeuwin, Commander Richard Mortimer; US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Hon Robert Wilkie; Assistant Minister for Defence and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Honourable Alex Hawke, MP; and Australian Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Mr George Fraser.

HMAS Leeuwin arrived in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, ahead of the inauguration of the country’s ninth President, David W Panuelo, on 29 July 2019.

Patrol boat preview for Timor-Leste delegation

Published on by MAJ David Phillips (author)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns. (photo: Unknown)

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.

Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military - the Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) - and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns.