Exploring HMAS AE1

04/07/2018
His Majesty’s Australian Submarine AE1 was launched in the yard of Vickers Ltd at Barrow-in-Furness, England on 22 May 1913.  She commissioned at Portsmouth on 28 February 1914 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Thomas Fleming Besant, RN.  She was the first of two E Class submarines built for the fledgling Royal Australian…

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,…

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…

Australian and Indonesian Ministers of Defense Meet After Restoration of Full Defense Cooperation

03/20/2017
03/20/2017: Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, met with Indonesia’s Minister for Defence Ryamizard Ryacudu on March 17, 2017 in Sydney for the annual Indonesia-Australia Defence Ministers’ meeting. [maxgallery id="95433"] Minister Payne said Australia and Indonesia have a long-standing and productive bilateral defence relationship that supports our mutual interests…

Australia Day Festivities in Sydney: HMAS Canberra as Centerpiece to Salute to Australia

01/30/2017
01/29/2017: The Australian Defence Force took to the water, land and skies for Australia Day festivities in Sydney. HMAS Canberra was the centerpiece for the 'Salute to Australia' which involves a 21 Gun salute by Army artillery from Bradfield Park and a fly past by aircraft from the Royal Australian Air…

STS Young Endeavour Goes to Sea

11/05/2016
11/05/2016: The original Endeavour, a copy of which can be seen at the Maritime Museum in Sydney, was the flagship of Captain Cook and amazingly this sailing ship crossed the oceans and explored Australia and the environs. [caption id="attachment_90878" align="alignnone" width="225"] A photo shot onboard the replica Endeavour which is ported…

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…