Exercise Bersama Shield Concludes

05/02/2016
05/02/2016: The annual multilateral training Exercise Bersama Shield 16 has wrapped up in Malaysia and Singapore. The 12-day exercise saw the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom conduct joint maritime, land and air operations in a multi-threat environment from 18-29 April 2016.…

HMAS Melbourne Heads Back to Australia from its Middle Eastern Deployment

02/14/2016
02/14/2015: HMAS Melbourne deployed to the Middle East Region for Operation Manitou, Australia’s contribution to the US-led multi-national Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) on 9 August 2015. In her seven-month deployment, Melbourne made a significant impact on drug trafficking and enhanced maritime security in the region, seizing nearly one tonne of illegal…

HMAS Adelaide Commissioning  

01/10/2016
01/10/2016: The second Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) built for the Royal Australian Navy was commissioned into service as HMAS Adelaide (III) at Garden Island, Sydney on the 4th December 2015. The capable air-land-sea amphibious system was commissioned in a time honoured ceremony attended by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim…

Exercise Joint Strike for Australian Defence Forces

09/21/2015
09/21/2015: From 31 August – 4 September, 2015, Exercise Joint Strike, the inaugural Amphibious Task Group (ATG) joint fires exercise, was conducted at the Beecroft Weapons Range, in the Jervis Bay area, New South Wales. Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel from within the ATG conducted…

USS Antietam Operations

09/01/2015
09/01/2015: USS Antietam Operations TIMOR SEA (July 11, 2015) [maxgallery id="79224"] Credit:Commander, Task Force 70 / Carrier Strike Group : 7/11/15 Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) heave on a line during a fueling-at-sea with the Royal Australian navy Afloat Support Force ship HMAS Sirius (O…

HMAS Melbourne Missile Firing

06/30/2015
06/30/2015: The Royal Australian Navy Adelaide class frigate, HMAS Melbourne, has successfully fired two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, reinforcing her war-fighting and mariner skills. The missile firings were conducted off the coast of New South Wales on 24 June against an unmanned aerial target launched from the Beecroft Range at…

HMAS Canberra Going Through Its Paces: Boarding Team Training

03/29/2015
03/29/2015: HMAS Canberra is the latest addition to the Royal Australian Navy and introduces amphibious capability to the force. According to the Royal Australian Navy, the Canberra is an important addition to the fleet. HMAS Canberra is the lead ship of the two ship Canberra class Amphibious Assault Ships otherwise known as…

The Royal Australian Navy Supports Operation Pacific Assist

03/23/2015
03/21/2015: The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was tasked to support Australian Government assistance to the people of Vanuatu following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam. HMAS Tobruk set sail to Vanuatu from the Port of Townsville in mid-march 2015, loaded with much needed supplies and ADF personnel, to help assist…