First Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer Arrives at Fleet Base East 

08/21/2017
08/21/2017: The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship, the air warfare destroyer (AWD) NUSHIP Hobart, arrived in her home port of Sydney for the first time prior to her commissioning in September. The future HMAS Hobart is the first of three Hobart Class destroyers. In 2017, Hobart successfully completed builder and acceptance…

HMAS Arunta Completes Deployment  to the Middle East

07/23/2017
2017-07-23: Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Arunta has completed a nine-month deployment to the Middle East and is returning to Australia. HMAS Arunta operates as part of the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces, predominantly tasked to support counter-terrorism and maritime security operations. Arunta is on her third deployment to the MER on…

Australian Navy Works with Fiji

06/08/2017
06/08/2017: Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has completed an official visit to Fiji, including a four-day exercise within Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone with the Republic of Fiji Navy Ship Kula. Wollongong is on a South West Pacific deployment, which includes visits to the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, as part of the…

Ocean Explorer 2017 Concludes

03/19/2017
03/19/2017: Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17 (OE 17) is a major Fleet training activity led by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and jointly-enabled by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and other nations’ forces. The maritime exercise is one of the largest iterations of the exercise held in the West Australian Exercise…

Exercise Ocean Explorer: The Italians Participate in the Australian Exercise

03/15/2017
03/15/2017: Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17 (OE17) is a major Fleet training activity led by the Royal Australian Navy, Exercise Ocean Explorer and jointly-enabled by the Royal Australian Air Force and other nations’ forces. The maritime exercise is one of the largest iterations of the exercise held in the West Australian Exercise…

RAAF Mentoring in Afghanistan

03/08/2017
03/08/2017: Ten Royal Australian Air Force members are embedded at Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) providing mentoring support to their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Kabul, Afghanistan. Around 270 personnel for the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians are deployed on…

Ocean Explorer Aero-Medical Training

02/26/2017
02/26/2017: HMAS Adelaide is conducting Aero Medical Evacuation (AME) training off the West Australian coast during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. AME is a vital capability to deliver best care to navy personnel, to ensure they can be retrieved from the ship to a shore facility for ongoing medical support. Exercise OCEAN…

Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017

02/18/2017
02/18/2016: Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17 (OE17) is major Fleet training activity led by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and jointly-enabled by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and other nations’ forces. The maritime exercise will be one of the largest iterations of the exercise held in the West Australian Exercise Area…