Category archives for: Asia Pacific

HMAS Larrakia Leaves Darwin Naval Base

HMAS Larrakia Leaves Darwin Naval Base

After a hectic 24 hours storing and refuelling for the first leg of a six-week South East Asian deployment, HMAS Larrakia slipped out of Australian Darwin Naval Base on September 16.   Attack 4 Commanding Officer, embarked in Larrakia, Lieutenant Commander David McPherson said his crew was looking forward to not only the challenges an […]

Australian Air Force Assists in Pacific Maritime Surveillance

Australian Air Force Assists in Pacific Maritime Surveillance

Personnel from the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 11 Squadron (11 SQN) have contributed to maritime surveillance in the Pacific as part of Operation Island Chief 2014.   A RAAF AP-3C Orion with 13 members of 11 SQN’s Crew Five flew to Honiara in Solomon Islands to participate in the activity, which is supported by […]

HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).   Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the MER. Toowoomba’s Commanding Officer, Commander Cath Hayes, said Toowoomba’s team […]

OSI Finishes SAT for RNZN’s ANZAC Frigate Program

As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC Frigate program, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has successfully completed the SAT (Sea Acceptance Trials) of OSI’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS), or Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS).   Military integrated bridge systems are installed predominantly only on new build vessels – this is one of a […]

Guam Distinguished Guests Board USS George Washington

Distinguished guests from the Guam legislature, Guam mayor’s council and Guam chamber of commerce visited the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) for an underway embark, Sept. 16.   Sen. Rory Respicio, majority leader of the Guam Legislature; Sen. Christopher Duenas, legislative assistant minority leader; Robert D.C. Hoffmann, mayor and vice […]

Australian Navy Delivers Supplies to Solomon Islands

Australian Navy Delivers Supplies to Solomon Islands

Two Royal Australian Navy landing craft have delivered vital supplies to remote communities in Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s commitment to provide support to the region.   HMA Ships Labuan and Tarakan transported education, medical and flood relief supplies from the capital Honiara to coastal communities in need. Labuan headed north and east to […]

Australian, US Navies Exchange Workforce Information

In a sign of the deep ties that underpin the Australian and United States’ security alliance, the Royal Australian Navy hosted the fourth Strategic Workforce and Personnel Steering Group forum between 5th and 6th August, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.   The SWPSG reports to and supports the strategic dialogue between the US Navy’s Chief […]

Four Charged in HMAS Newcastle Investigation

After serious allegations of inappropriate behaviour that occurred in HMAS Newcastle in 2011 were raised, and following investigation by the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service, the Directorate of Military Prosecutions determined to charge four sailors with a range of offences under the Defence Force Discipline Act.   Those charges are now under scrutiny in the […]

Australia Receives Third Cape Class Patrol Boat

Australia Receives Third Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered Cape Nelson, the third of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract.   Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said it further demonstrated Austal’s ability to deliver fleet builds of complex vessels in accordance […]

Australian Navy Appoints New COMSUB

Captain Mark Potter was farewelled by his staff on September 4, when he finished his post in the position of Commander of the Royal Australian Navy’s Submarine Force (COMSUB).   After officially handing Command over to Captain Matt Buckley, the outgoing COMSUB was given a send off at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS […]

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