Maritime Aircraft Control: HMAS Ballarat


Safely directing aircraft operating with HMAS Ballarat is the responsibility of the Anzac Class Frigate’s two Anti-Surface, Anti-Submarine Tactical Air Controllers.

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator, Joshua Fordham has used the bilateral activity between the Royal Australian Navy, the United States Navy, and the Royal Australian Air Force in the South China Sea to hone his skills in maritime aircraft control.

HMAS Ballarat is currently on a three-month deployment to Southeast and Northeast Asia as part of Australia’s commitment to working with partners to address shared challenges, including maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.

Australian Department of Defence

June 21, 2021