HMAS Melbourne deployed for from her home port of Fleet Base East, Sydney, in late May 2018, to participate in Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise RIMPAC 2018, Exercise KAKADU 2018 and the Republic of Korea International Fleet Review 2018.
HMAS Melbourne is one of the Royal Australian Navy’s three Adelaide class guided missile frigates.
The ship is a long-range escort prioritised for area air defence and fully capable of surface and undersea warfare, surveillance, reconnaissance and interdiction.
The ship can counter simultaneous threats from aircraft, surface vessels and submarines. In order to maintain her effectiveness against contemporary threats, the ship underwent a significant upgrade in the mid-2000s.
This included upgrades to the combat system, radars, sensors and new missiles.
Australian Department of Defence
August 9, 2018