Two submarines, 12 ships and embarked aircraft took part in one of the largest fleet concentration activities, Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018submarines.
OCEAN EXPLORER was carried out over a three week period off the east coast of Australia, including the Bass Straight, Jervis Bay, Maitland Bay and adjacent sea and air spaces.
The exercise – designed to develop maritime warfare skills including the operation of sea control task groups – featured anti-air and anti-submarine warfare, maritime strike and interdiction, maritime advance force operations and command and control.
Australian Department of Defence
March 16, 2018