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  • 22 October 2014

    The bow of HMAS Arunta plows into a wave as the ship sails through rough weather off the coast of Victoria. After completing Exercise Kakadu in the Northern Australia Exercise Area, HMAS Arunta has taken the long way home to Rockingham, Western Australia, to make a series of port visits to eastern cities. [mappress mapid=”14154″] […]

  • 14 June 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta interdicted 260kg of heroin in the north Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa on June 8. This is the frigate’s third drug interception as part of operation Manitou. The drugs were intercepted after the ship’s embarked Seahawk helicopter detected the suspicious dhow on June 7 during a planned surface search. The […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden during her deployment to the Middle East. HMAS Arunta deployed under the Australian operation Manitou which supports the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to fight terrorism and prevent piracy. The frigate completed her first RAS in company with US Navy oiler USNS […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta visited Bahrain for her first port visit after starting operations in the Middle East. The visit provided an opportunity for Arunta’s boarding parties to hone their skills for future patrols and train with the United States Coast Guard and agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service at the US […]

  • 10 December 2014

    After a challenging year bringing HMAS Arunta out of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade and a deployment around Australia including participating as lead ship in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event, Arunta’s Commanding Officer, Commander David Tietzel handed over command of the ship to Commander David Landon in a ceremony on the flight deck. The changing […]

  • 10 July 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta is on her way home after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by an Australian Navy vessel since 1990. Arunta concluded her assignment to Joint Task Force 633 as part of operation Manitou and handed over responsibility to HMAS Newcastle after completing a nine-month deployment conducting counter terrorism and […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia has welcomed the Royal Australian Navy’s third Anzac class warship to its Henderson facility. As explained, this is part of the navy’s fleet upgrade to keep the ships in service until they are replaced by the Hunter class frigates. The Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade is being undertaken at Henderson […]

  • 14 November 2016

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta and her ship’s company of 191 departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for Operation Manitou in the Middle East Region. Family and friends gathered on the wharf to farewell the crew who will deploy for around nine months. Commander Cameron Steil, HMAS Arunta Commanding Officer, said […]

  • 7 October 2015

    Royal Australian Navy ships HMAS Arunta and HMAS Sirius are in Subic Bay, the Philippines, for a five-day visit, 7-11 October 2015. The short break from sea will give the ships’ companies an opportunity to continue their association with Filipino colleagues and experience Philippine culture and sights. Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell welcomed the officers and […]

  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac Class frigate HMAS Arunta sailed into Sydney this week for the first time since completing the Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade in Western Australia. Welcoming Arunta back to Fleet Base East was Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, the RAN’s Commander Surface Force. “Arunta is the second of the […]

  • 8 July 2015

    A year of hard work paid off for the crew of Australian Navy’s HMAS Arunta recently when they were awarded the Otranto Shield for the highest standards of gunnery and the Action Information Organisation Shield award for the highest standard of tactical information dissemination throughout the fleet in 2014. The Otranto Shield recognises the effort […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships, HMAS Arunta (FFH-151) and HMAS Sirius (O-266), held a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Philippines Navy BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) at the vicinity of Grande Island in Subic, Zambales Sunday, October 11. While in PASSEX, the ships conducted maneuvering, visual communications and publication exercises utilizing the Code for Unplanned Encounters […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade was undocked at BAE Systems’ Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. HMAS Arunta entered water on November 30, after a 14-month refit period which started in December 2017 and required some 300,000 hours of work. The upgrade has […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The first Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade has completed the inclining experiment at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia to test stability. HMAS Arunta underwent the test after more than a year out of the water as part of the upgrade. An inclining experiment is a test […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta trained with Tanzanian crime fighters during her final port visit as part of Combined Task Force 150. The Australian team hosted six officers from the maritime detachment of the Tanzanian Transnational Organised Crime Unit June 21-22, conducting maritime capacity building training evolutions while the ship was alongside in Dar […]

  • 24 July 2017

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta returned to her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, on July 23, completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War. Senator for Western Australia, Linda Reynolds; Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer; and family and friends […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy sailors recently took part in a simulated portion of a unit readiness exercise at Fleet Base West in Western Australia and HMAS Watson in Sydney. Exercise Strongback Sim introduced a new era of training for the Australian Navy when part of HMAS Arunta’s work-up and HMAS Newcastle’s air warfare competency assessment, saw a […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    HMAS Arunta brought together the operations of the United Sates Navy and the Royal Australian Navy recently in a demonstration of just how closely the two nations can work together. Arunta was part of the Expeditionary Strike Group during Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, and the Australian ship decided to test the limits of interoperability during a […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac class frigate HMAS Arunta recently took the opportunity to conduct exercises with their Indian Navy counterparts after a port visit to Goa, India. After a short period alongside that included games of cricket and volleyball, Arunta sailed from Goa in company with the Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate Teg […]

  • 9 October 2015

    Australian HMAS Sirius hosted Operations Officers from Singaporean ships RSS Supreme and RSS Valiant and Australian frigate, HMAS Arunta, to develop a plan for interactions between the four ships. Despite poor visibility in the South China Sea brought about by ongoing bushfires in Indonesia, sea conditions were ideal for a boat transfer and Sirius’s rigid hull […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian HMA Ships Arunta, Stuart and Sirius have completed their visit to Malaysia and Indonesia and will shortly complete their two and a half month deployment to North, South and South East Asia. Following the recent combined exercise at sea with the French frigate FNS Vendemiaire in international waters off the coast of Vietnam, the […]

  • 11 September 2015

    Friends, family and loved ones lined the wharf at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, Western Australia, in late August as HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta departed for North East Asian deployments. The deployments will strengthen diplomatic ties through regional engagement and showcase the capability of the Royal Australian Navy. The ships have a busy […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Arunta recently dusted off the mount, tested the sensor systems and did final voice procedures prior to firing their five inch gun for the first time in three years during sea qualification trials in the West Australian Exercise Area.   Arunta is the second of the eight Anzac Class Frigates to complete the Anti-Ship […]

  • 12 May 2017

    Royal Australia Navy frigate HMAS Arunta seized some 250 kilograms of heroin from a vessel off the coast of Africa. The interdiction took place on May 10 in the waters of the Indian Ocean. This is also Arunta’s second narcotic interdiction since she joined counter-terrorism operations in December last year. Following detection by a Royal New Zealand […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta officially rejoined the fleet after completing her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade. Arunta is the first ship to undergo the program which provides significant improvements to the ship’s key sensor and communications systems. To mark the occasion, a number of elders from the Arrernte Tribe, that […]

  • 9 November 2018

    BAE Systems Australia has shared a video of the installation of a new mast on board the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta. The Anzac-class frigate is currently undergoing Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) at Henderson facility. The new mast was manufactured by BAE Systems as part of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) between BAE […]

  • 18 September 2015

    The Australian HMAS Arunta has hosted both Indian and Australian dignitaries, plus naval personnel from both countries at an official reception as part of AUSINDEX15. Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr Patrick Suckling, Head Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Jonathon Mead, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, and Indian and consulate officials […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta, usually based on opposite sides of Australia, met when they were both in Busan, South Korea. Since departing Fleet Base West in late August, Arunta has had a busy program exercising and conducting visits to India, Malaysia, Philippines and Japan. Stuart’s crew had similarly travelled from Yokosuka, Japan having participated in […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart to re-form Australian Navy’s Task Group 627.3 and conduct a replenishment at sea.  HMAS Sirius exercised some vital maritime communication and safety procedures recently off Vietnam, undertaking a passage exercise with Vietnamese People’s Navy ship HQ-275. The ships practised the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, […]