ADF Training Exercise with Philippine Marine Corps

11/28/2017
11/28/2017: The recent visit to the Philippines, by two ships of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group has significantly reinforced the strong defence relationship between Australia and the Philippines. The Task Group later sailed to Subic Bay for a four day visit, where both ships received over several hundred visitors eager to…

HMAS Adelaide in Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017

10/09/2017
10/09/2017: An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has departed Sydney to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Running from September to November, Indo-Pacific Endeavour will focus on enhancing military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners including Indonesia, Japan,…

Australian Task Force for Indo-Pacific Endeavor 2017

09/25/2017
09/25/2017: An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, has departed Sydney to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Running from September to November, Indo-Pacific Endeavour will focus on enhancing military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners including Indonesia, Japan,…

Exercise Crocodile Strike 2017

09/15/2017
09/15/2017: Exercise Crocodile Strike 2017 is a bilateral training activity in Northern Australia from 20 to 31 August 2018 involving approximately 80 personnel, drawn from the Australian Defence Force, the US Marine Rotational Force-Darwin and the 4th Marine Regiment from Okinawa, Japan. The Exercise is focused on interoperability and cooperation in…

Australian Navy Working With Vietnam

06/06/2017
06/06/2017: Developing deeper Defence relationships with Vietnam. In 2017, the Australian Defence Force deployed a team of medical specialists to Exercise Pacific Partnership to work alongside Defence Force personnel and civilian medical practitioners from the United States, Great Britain and Japan in cities and provinces of Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and…

Exercise Bersama Lima 2016 

10/30/2016
10/30/2016: Approximately 400 ADF personnel, from Navy, Army and Air Force, participated in Exercise Bersama Lima 2016 (Ex BL 16), a Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) combined joint exercise being held in Malaysia, Singapore and the South China Sea over the period 04 – 21 October 2016. Ex BL16 incorporates integration training,…

Exercise KAKADU 2016

09/21/2016
09/21/2016: Australia’s largest international maritime exercise, Exercise KAKADU 2016, was officially launched in Darwin by the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer. Exercise KAKADU involves nations from around the Asia-Pacific region enhance interoperability, share knowledge and develop skills in responding to threats in the maritime and air domains with a multinational…

The New Class of Australian Submarines

07/09/2016
07/09/2016: After an extensive competition, the Australian government downselected the French firm DCNS to build a new class of advanced conventional submarines. In a press release from the Australian government dated April 26, 206, the Australian government announced the decision and underscored that “The decision was driven by DCNS’s ability to…