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  • 12 March 2019

    The Royal Australian Navy kicked off the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 19 (IPE 19) deployment on March 11 as HMA Ships Canberra, Success, Newcastle, and Parramatta set sail from Fremantle in Western Australia. 1000 embarked ADF personnel will carry out a series of engagement activities and military training exercises during port visits in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) joint task force have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra anchored off Darwin, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy is starting the second iteration of the large-scale regional engagement Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE 18), Australian defense minister Marise Payne has announced. A Task Group that will deploy as part of IPE 18 is scheduled to depart Townsville on June 2. Minister Payne said Indo-Pacific Endeavour is one of the ADF’s most important […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A fleet of six Royal Australian Navy ships got underway from Sydney on September 4 for a series of drills in the Indo-Pacific region. Running through November 26, the deployment is being referred to as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 and will see the ships work together with a number of regional navies. More than 1,200 Australian […]

  • 19 December 2018

    The focus of the Royal Australian Navy’s 2019 Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE19) will focus on developing cooperation with the Indian Navy, Australian defense minister has announced. Engagement with India, one of Australia’s key strategic partners in the Indian Ocean region, will be the cornerstone for IPE19, defense minister Christopher Pyne said. Pyne added that Australia’s relationship with India […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ships deployed as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s annual maritime task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to the Pacific. HMAS Adelaide docked in Townsville on August 23 to return embarked soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Fellow task group members HMA Ships Melbourne, Toowoomba […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy ships Adelaide and Toowoomba, currently part of the Australian joint task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, are stopping in Darwin Harbour on Friday, en route to the Indo-Pacific region. The vessels are part of a six-ship group representing the largest coordinated task group to deploy to the Indo-Pacific for over 40 years. On September […]

  • 23 April 2019

    Royal Australian Navy ships deployed as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) Joint Task Force arrived into the Malaysian ports of Port Klang and Langkawi on April 21, after completing the bilateral AUSINDEX exercise in India. HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle are visiting Port Klang, outside of Kuala Lumpur, while HMAS Success is […]

  • 15 December 2017

    Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship HMAS Sirius returned to Fleet Base West on December 15, concluding her Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. The ship’s crew of 73 returned home after four months at sea. Commanding officer, Commander Michael Oborn said that their recent mission focused on enhancing military cooperation with Australian regional partners including Indonesia, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Deploying less than ten days ago with a fleet of Royal Australian Navy ships, landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra completed the first international engagement activity of her Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. Training with her US Navy counterpart, USS Bonhomme Richard, Canberra reached a new milestone on September 8 when a US Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor landed […]

  • 4 April 2019
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    A Royal Australian Navy task group composed of a helicopter carrier, frigates, and a submarine arrived in India ahead of the start of exercise Ausindex. This is the second time India is hosting the exercise, which was first held in September 2015 at Visakhaptnam. Landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, frigates HMAS Newcastle and HMAS Paramatta, […]

  • 31 October 2017
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    Naval assets from Australia and South Korea are ready to kick off the bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise Haedoli Wallaby off the coast of South Korea. The three-day exercise starts on November 1 and is aimed at demonstrating a shared commitment by Australia and the ROK to regional security and security of the Korean peninsula. Royal Australian Navy […]

  • 25 October 2017
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    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and frigate HMAS Darwin made a stop in Singapore as part of their Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment. The focus of the two ship’s visit to Singapore was to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief interoperability with the Singaporean Armed Forces. “This visit allows us to build on aviation […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Australian Navy task group composed of landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, frigate HMAS Newcastle, and tanker HMAS Sirius, departed Sydney Harbour on February 17 to start a series of exercises and engagements with regional allies. The task group will spend the next several weeks participating in exercise Ocean Explorer, a major training activity off the […]

  • 16 November 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne has wrapped up six months of operations in the Pacific and Nort East Asian regions and has returned to her homeport at Garden Island Sydney. According to the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Marcus Buttler, the deployment was a great success as the ship fulfilled all of its assigned tasks […]

  • 29 May 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound to start a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne’s deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, exercise Kakadu in Australia’s north and a variety of port visits and community […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide is making final preparations for a three-month deployment which will include participation in RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise taking place off Hawaii. Adelaide’s journey across the South Pacific to Hawaii and back is called Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) and represents the second iteration of the Indo-Pacific […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy warships HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Parramatta concluded their first Japan port call in Sasebo and headed for Yokosuka where they are to take part in exercises with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate Melbourne and Anzac-class frigate Parramatta arrived in Sasebo on October 9, for the first of three port visits across […]

  • 7 November 2017
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    Ships from the navies of the United States, Australia and South Korea met up off the coast of South Korea for a multilateral maritime interdiction operations (MIO) exercise. US Navy destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) and Royal Australian Navy frigates HMAS Melbourne (FFG 05) and HMAS Parramatta joined their ROK Navy counterparts for the two-day evolution […]

  • 27 September 2017
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    After delivering a mobile hospital to Timor Leste and concluding visits to Jakarta and Micronesia, two Royal Australian Navy ships made a stop in Malaysia on their Indo-Pacific deployment. Landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and frigate HMAS Parramatta, both part of the Royal Australian Navy’s mission Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017, arrived in Malaysia for a four day stop. […]

  • 8 June 2018
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    Royal Australian Navy ships deployed as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) program arrived in Vanuatu for their deployment’s first port visit. Before entering Port Vila on Wednesday, oiler HMAS Success completed officer of the watch manoeuvres with the Vanuatu Police Force vessel RVS Tokuro. Frigate HMAS Toowoomba arrived in Port Vila shortly after […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Melbourne, the last two Adelaide-class frigates in Royal Australian Navy service, have returned from their final overseas deployments. HMAS Melbourne, the oldest warship in the class, arrived at Gladstone Port in Queensland on June 11, concluding a three-month deployment throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Sister ship HMAS Newcastle became the last in […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy ships Adelaide and Darwin have welcomed senior Philippine government and military officials during their visit to the country as part of their Indo-Pacific deployment. On October 11, landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide welcomed aboard a delegation led by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte and the secretary for national defense Delfin Lorenzana. Addressing the […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide wrapped up a visit to Port Moresby where it welcomed Papua New Guinea’s political and defense leaders. Prior to the ship’s departure Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill visited the ship after arriving by an embarked MRH-90 multi-role helicopter from the nearby airport. The prime […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s 32-year-old tanker HMAS Success is taking part in her 11th and final exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. The auxiliary oiler – also known as navy’s ‘battle tanker’ – sailed from Pearl Harbor along with HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne and Toowoomba for the sea phase of RIMPAC off the Hawaiian […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy tanker HMAS Success has completed her final external maintenance period (EMP) before she retires sometime next year. The tanker underwent the procedure alongside Fleet Base East following her South East Asia, Indo Pacific Endeavour 18 deployment and participation in exercise RIMPAC. EMPs are the chaotic phase between ships coming back from and […]

  • 6 August 2019

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra returned home last week, completing a six-month deployment to Asia. The 230-meter LHD sailed almost 22,000 nautical miles during the deployment, visiting Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia as part of the international engagement exercise Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. During this phase of the deployment, […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHDs) and their associated landing craft have achieved final operational capability. The entire amphibious capability acquired under Joint Project 2048 – including HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra, their 12 landing craft and amphibious supporting organisations – achieved the milestone in early November, confirming their ability to […]

  • 2 July 2019

    HMAS Newcastle (FFG 06), the Royal Australian Navy’s last locally built Adelaide class guided missile frigate, has been decommissioned in Sydney. The decomissioning ceremony for the ship was held at Fleet Base East on June 30, 2019, the navy said. The event was a celebration of Newcastle’s dedicated service to the navy and the nation […]