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  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities

    The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized 3.5 tons of narcotics on January 3, days after making a record 8-ton hashish interception on December 27-29. During the latest operation, HMAS Warramunga seized illicit narcotics during a night-time operation in the Arabian Sea with help from a Royal Navy helicopter. The illegal narcotics […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    After returning to Fleet Base East in September HMAS Warramunga’s new anti-ship missile defence systems have undergone testing and evaluation as part of the Sea Qualification Trial period and commenced a Unit Readiness period. Also, the crew of Warramunga has been conducting Sea Acceptance Trials for the new Electronic Surveillance System as part of project SEA […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has made an additional three narcotics seizures in the Middle East, bringing the total amount of drugs seized to well over 33 tons. In the three boarding operations carried out in the Arabian Sea between June 3 and 5, Australian sailors seized close to six tons of hashish worth […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga is returning from a Middle East deployment which saw the crew seize over AU$2 billion of narcotics over the course of eight months. In total, the Australian warship intercepted 16 vessels carrying illicit narcotics, seizing a total of around 31.8 tonnes of hashish and two tonnes of heroin valued […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Authorities

    A New Zealand Defence Force aircraft and an Australian Navy frigate joined forces in the Western Indian Ocean to interdict 915 kilos of heroin worth AUD$274 million. A Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 aircraft detected a suspicious vessel on January 23 prompting a boarding and investigation by the crew in Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga made another drug interception in the Arabian Sea intercepting eight tonnes of hashish aboard two vessels. The drugs, worth an estimated AU$400 million, were seized during an operation on March 3. Warramunga has now seized 19.5 tonnes of hashish and 1.5 tonnes of heroin, valued in excess of AU$1.43 […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    On 5 March 2018, the French Marine Nationale destroyer Jean de Vienne seized over four tons of hashish during an operation in the international waters of the Arabian Sea, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said. Jean de Vienne’s seizure is the third for CTF150 in recent days. Together with Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga, the […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga carried out another successful drug interdiction operation on February 1, bringing the total value of drugs seized by the crew since November 2017 to over AU$1 billion. The latest operation took place in the Western Indian Ocean and resulted in the seizure of 414 kilograms of heroin valued in […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Warramunga returned to the water on 8 April after over a year out of the water in upgrade. Warramunga is the fourth Anzac class frigate to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade program, a world class program that provides an enhanced sensor and weapons systems capability. The upgrade showcases Australian design and […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Warramunga, got up close and personal with some of the resource platforms in the North West Shelf as it conducted a Presence Patrol in the region. The patrol followed on from Warramunga’s successful participation in Exercise BLUE RAPTOR last month. Exercise BLUE RAPTOR was a maritime security exercise which tested communications, procedures and protocols […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Warramunga, continued her patrolling in the North West Shelf region and took the opportunity to undertake a modern adaptation of the traditional ships “bunkering”. “Bunkering” which was traditionally the taking on and storage of coal is the term still used when accepting fuel while not underway. With the coast line of the Port of […]

  • 13 November 2011
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy can confirm that the member of HMAS Warramunga’s crew who passed away while ashore on leave in Cambodia on 10 November 2011, was Leading Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Bradley William Livingston. The 33 year old’s family is continuing to be provided with support by Navy and the Defence Community Organisation. The family […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) continued its recent string of success by seizing 132 kgs of heroin in the Arabian Sea on March 6. Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga boarded her third vessel in just four days, interdicting over USD 30 million worth of heroin. Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, CMF’s counter-terrorism and maritime security […]

  • 24 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of HMAS Warramunga has arrived in the in-land Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek to spend the weekend with the ship’s namesake Aboriginal tribe, the Warumungu People. Sixty-six Sailors and Officers from the Anzac Class Frigate have travelled to the remote township to continue building on the strong relationship shared by crew of […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga departed Fleet Base East at Garden Island, Sydney for nine months of maritime security operations in the Middle East. The frigate and her crew of 190 were farewelled by Australian defense minister, Senator Marise Payne, and the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett. Minister Payne said Warramunga would […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Parramatta embarked on an important mission in February – the Anti Ship Missile Defence upgrade. The upgrade will involve a seven month deployment for ship’s company as they transit west and return with HMAS Warramunga in September 2015 to her home at Fleet Base East while Parramatta will remain in upgrade and […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has continued her drug interception streak with an additional two hauls of illicit narcotics in the Arabian Sea. The narcotics were intercepted following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week and are valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million, according to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Illicit […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has seized 295 kilograms of heroin from a vessel in the Arabian Sea. Following the detection of a suspect vessel in the Arabian Sea by Warramunga’s Seahawk Romeo helicopter, a boarding party search uncovered a number of packages containing heroin. After being transferred to Warramunga, the narcotics were disposed […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga and her combined engineering support team (WCEST) have recently completed a scheduled maintenance period in Bahrain. It is only the second time an engineering support team has been deployed to the Middle East region and follows the success of last year’s period of maintenance by HMAS Arunta’s CEST. The […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities

    After 14 years of naval service, HMAS Warramunga has a new home port – Fleet Base East, Sydney. The ship was welcomed to Garden Island on 4 September by Commander Surface Forces, Commodore Lee Goddard, Command Warrant Officer Steve Downey and around 80 families of ship’s company. Warramunga recently completed the cutting edge Anti Ship […]

  • 28 November 2011

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith today announced that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has commenced Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT 2011 with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Sichuan Province, China. The exercise began on 27 November and will continue until 1 December. “Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT is a bilateral Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise, and […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga returned home on July 8, concluding a record-breaking deployment to the Middle East. Minister for defense, Senator Marise Payne, joined Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, on the wharf to congratulate the crew on their record breaking deployment. During the nine months in the region, Warramunga’s crew seized a […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Warramunga aced her third Arabian Sea drug interception in two weeks on January 7, bringing the total value of drugs seized to an estimated value of AU$629 million. The latest operation saw the frigate’s crew seize 111 kilograms of heroin valued at $33 million. Overall, Warramunga has seized […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized almost eight tons of hashish and 69 kilograms of heroin from three separate vessels in the Arabian Sea over a course of two days. The crew of Warramunga seized the drugs in an operation spanning between December 27 and 29, 2017. According to the Australian Navy, the illegal drug haul […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The banter of voices that can be heard over head-sets and loud speakers begins; “Air warning red, aircraft at 40 miles, not responding to warnings.” The guns crews lean back at their gun mounts, clad in anti flash hoods and gloves, waiting on the command to engage. “30 seconds time on top, all positions, […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities

    The crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat seized over AU$1 billion worth of drugs during her nine months of operations in the Middle East. The frigate achieved this by seizing over 12.9 tonnes of hashish, 1.4 tonnes of heroin and a small amount of methyl amphetamines, with a combined worth of AU$1.073 billion. […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navigators aboard HMAS Warramunga have completed a two week deployment to New Zealand as a final stage of the Surface Combatant Navigation Course. Navigators from the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Navies conducted precision pilotages around the coast of New Zealand during which the ship also conducted port visits to Auckland and Wellington. The New […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) conducted a bilateral maritime exercise, Singaroo, from 14 to 17 November 2011. Hosted by Singapore, this year’s exercise was the 15th in the series held since 1995. The exercise comprised a shore phase with operations planning held at the Changi Naval Base, as […]