Topic: Regional Presence Deployment

Winds of change in METOC technology

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matthew Bell (author), LCDR Fiona Simmonds (photographer)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC. (photo: LCDR Fiona Simmonds)

HMAS Canberra, off Australia’s east coast in May 2020, encountered very rough conditions but was able to avoid the worst of the weather thanks to upgraded weather forecasting technology used on board the ship by the METOC.

Upgraded weather forecasting technology for Royal Australian Navy meteorologists is getting its first lengthy sea trial during the Regional Presence Deployment 20 (RPD20), offering a boost to capability with quicker and more accurate information.

A new milestone for HMAS Sirius

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

HMAS Sirius conducts her 700th Replenishment at Sea, with HMAS Hobart, while on Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 700th Replenishment at Sea, with HMAS Hobart, while on Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

HMAS Sirius has achieved a career milestone less than a week from celebrating 14 years of service in the RAN, conducting its 700th replenishment at sea, refuelling HMAS Hobart.

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.

Strengthening partnerships in the Pacific

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

HMAS Arunta, foreground, executes an Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres exercise with ROKS Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, left, and JS Ise during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020 in the Pacific Ocean. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

HMAS Arunta, foreground, executes an Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres exercise with ROKS Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, left, and JS Ise during the Regional Presence Deployment 2020 in the Pacific Ocean.

HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta sailed in company with ships from Japan, South Korea and the United States in the Pacific Ocean this week, continuing close and effective cooperation with key partners in the region

HMAS Canberra returns home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ACW Emma Schwenke (photographer), AC Stewart Gould (photographer)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia. (photo: AC Stewart Gould)

HMAS Canberra returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after a three-month Regional Presence Deployment through Southeast Asia.

HMAS Canberra returned to Sydney after a nearly three-month deployment comprised of multilateral training exercises as part of a task group, maritime integration with Army elements, and a successful search and rescue in the Pacific.

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.

HMAS Canberra assists in search and rescue

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An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days. (photo: )

An Australian Army ARH Tiger helicopter lands on Pikelot Island in the Federated States of Micronesia where three men were found safe and healthy after missing for three days.

HMAS Canberra and its embarked aviation assets assisted in locating the three-person crew of a skiff that had been missing for nearly three days in Micronesia.

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.

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).