Topic: International Engagement
November 30, 2019 by MIDN Corbin McCullough (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
Commodore Network Communications, Commodore Ramakrishnan Kunissery Mallath; Deputy Fleet Commander, Commodore Robert Plath, RAN; and the Deputy to the Assistant to Chief of Indonesian Navy Staff for Planning and Budgeting, Commodore Erwin Aldedharma sign a copy of the Minutes, signifying the completion of the inaugural Trilateral Maritime Security Workshop held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.
An important step forward was taken in Fremantle this week, as the navies of Australia, India and Indonesia came together for the first time to discuss mutual maritime security objectives.
Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth centre, with the crew of the Indonesian Navy sail training vessel KRI Bima Suci, at the Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT.
The ability of naval diplomacy to strengthen bilateral defence ties was on show when Indonesian Navy tall ship KRI
Bima Suci sailed into Darwin Harbour recently, during a four-month annual training voyage across the Indo-Pacific with more than 100 officer cadets.
November 18, 2019 by MIDN Cooper Woods (author), ABHSO Rebecca Churches (photographer), LCDR Sara Barnett (photographer), LCDR Neil Davenport (photographer), CMDR Michael Kumpis (photographer)
HMAS Melville’s Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Sara Barnett presents Corporal Joe Meto, Vanuatu Police Force with an HMAS Melville plaque on the safe delivery of the Vanuatu Police Boat to Loh Island.
Melville has delivered a watercraft from Port Vila to Vanuatu police in the vicinity of Loh Island, enabling the Ni-Vanuatu people to patrol the area, something that was previously not possible.
Tamara Sloper-Harding (far left) from the charity Pittwater Friends of Soibada, and members of HMAS Leeuwin’s crew with children from Soibada, Timor-Leste.
Leeuwin’s third South East Asian deployment this year, a port visit to Dili provided an opportunity for six members of ship's company to visit the village of Soibada, located in the mountainous central region of the island nation, to experience the culture of rural Timor-Leste and lend a helping hand.
Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Luke Ryan, RAN, and members of the ship's company with Australian war veteran Leonard Roy Mcleod, at the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing in Leyte, Phillipines.
A group of officers and sailors of HMAS
Stuart had the honour of representing the Royal Australian Navy at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle of World War II.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.