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  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s battle tanker HMAS Success has recently welcomed aboard the vice chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force during a visit to the nation’s capital, Dili. Commanding Officer of Success, Commander Michael Letts, showed Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the warship before hosting a luncheon onboard. Commander Letts said Navy maintained […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) will conduct the third Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Dili, Timor-Leste, and in the vicinity of Port Hera Naval Base on July 27-28th. CARAT Timor-Leste is part of an annual bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of nine partner […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities

    Australian Navy’s Coastal Minehunter, HMAS Huon, has strengthened the friendship between the Royal Australian Navy and the Timor-Leste Defence Force in a recent port visit to the nation’s capital Dili. The four day port visit was focused on cultural exchange and the conduct of bilateral training with the Naval Component for the Falintil-Forca Defesa Timor […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chinese Navy task force ships, destroyer Jinan, frigate Yiyang and supply ship Qiandaohu completed their five-day visit  to Timor-Leste as they sailed out of Dili harbor on January 20. The official visit of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Escort Task Group 152 marked the first time Chinese Naval vessels visited the Southeast Asian nation. During the […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Diamantina, is visiting Timor-Leste for four days, to engage with the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F‑FDTL) Naval Component in a new phase of Australia’s close Defence relationship with the country.   As part of Australia’s Defence Cooperation Program with Timor-Leste, Diamantina’s crew took members of the F-FDTL to sea to share […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived in Dili, Timor Leste Nov. 27, for a port visit during their tour of the western Pacific. The visit to Dili will provide Stethem Sailors an opportunity to participate in several cultural and professional exchanges with the Timor Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) counterparts and the […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Timor Leste has agreed to have two Guardian-class pacific patrol boats (PPBs) built by Australian shipbuilder Austal. This was announced by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Timor-Leste Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, at the Asia Pacific conference in Perth, Australia. Timor Leste is a new member of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program which will now build […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise will be working with Timor-Leste National Police and Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste with the arrival of U.S. Navy Task Group 75.5 in Dili, Timor-Leste, on July 31. CARAT Timor-Leste 2017 is part of a series of bilateral CARAT military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy-led Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise kicked off at Port Hera Navy Base in Timor Leste on August 27. The CARAT with Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) is part of a series of drills conducted with countries in the Indo-Pacific. The nine-country exercise kicked off in June with the Royal Thai Navy continuing […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 ship USNS Mercy departed Timor-Leste June 21, after completing two weeks of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) in civil-military disaster response preparedness, cooperative health engagements (CHE) and engineering projects. A key event of this mission stop was the five-day humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) symposium, which was co-hosted by the Timor-Leste […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Seven soldiers and sailors from the Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea Defense Forces will complete Ship Rider program training aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7), the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011, June 20. The Ship Rider program gives host country service members the opportunity to train with U.S. Navy Sailors while […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy. Jacinto Do Nascimento is the first Timor-Leste Navy officer to attend training at the Royal Australian Naval College in an agreement between the navies set to continue into the future. As part of […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Timorese Navy commenced the first Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste exercise Jan. 25, with an opening ceremony held at Port Hera Navy Base. U.S. Ambassador Judith Fergin and Col. Falur Rate Laek, Chief of Staff of the Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL), officiated the ceremony. Fergin reaffirmed U.S. support for […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) hosted an informal reception for senior military and civil officials from the United States, Timor-Leste and other foreign nations Nov. 27. Cmdr. Michael DeVore, commanding officer of Stethem, welcomed Brig. Gen. Filomeno da Paixao de Jesus, deputy chief of Defense Force and Judith Fergin, U.S. ambassador […]

  • 17 June 2011

      The Pacific Partnership 2011 team arrived in Dili, Timor-Leste, to begin the fourth phase of its humanitarian assistance/disaster response mission with representatives from Australia, Canada, France, Spain and the United States, June 16. Pacific Partnership is an annual humanitarian assistance initiative sponsored by U.S. Pacific Fleet. Aimed at improving interoperability between host and partner […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 arrived in Timor-Leste June 8 for the sixth time in the past eleven years and the first mission stop for hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). While in Timor-Leste, Pacific Partnership personnel will work side-by-side with civilian leadership from the Dili community and Timor Leste Defense Forces in a disaster relief symposium, […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Service members and guests from Australia, New Zealand, Timor-Leste and the United States gathered at the Comoro Medical Center for a ceremony marking the end of the Pacific Partnership (PP14) 2014 in Dili, Timor-Leste, June 24.   In its ninth iteration, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Duyung community located in Timor-Leste’s Metinaro province received a three-classroom school house, playground and related support facilities, during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, Oct. 28. The ribbon-cutting marked the end of Sapper 13 – a multilateral exercise designed to increase interoperability between U.S. Navy Seabees, U.S. Marine Corps combat engineers, Royal Australian engineers and engineers […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) commenced the second Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Timor-Leste exercise Feb. 24, with an opening ceremony at Port Hera Navy Base.   CARAT Timor-Leste is part of an annual bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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. […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) medical staff began a two-day basic lifesaving training in a collaborated session at National Hospital Guido Valadares (HNGV) in Dili, Timor-Leste, Aug. 28 during a scheduled port visit. The basic lifesaving training incorporates CPR and basic patient stabilization in a hands-on fashion where the attendees will then […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Timor-Leste’s maritime defence capability has received a boost with the recent visit by HMAS Diamantina to Dili to help train members of the naval component of the Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL). A Coastal Minehunter, Diamantina hosted the F-FDTL members onboard for a three day intensive training program that covered all areas of seamanship including damage […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Dili, Timor-Leste, Aug. 27, following scheduled operations in the region. During the visit to Dili, Denver’s medical staff is scheduled to conduct medical training in a collaborated session at National Hospital Guido Valadares (HNGV) on basic lifesaving, […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has finalized the contract for two Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) to be built for Timor Leste. As informed, the additional contract is worth A$29.7 million and increases the total program from 19 to 21 vessels. The potential for the extension to the existing PPB contract was first announced last year and […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Huon has conducted an official visit to Dili, Timor Leste, in support of the 40th Anniversary of Falantil Day. As part of the visit, Huon hosted 12 members of the naval component of the Falantil-Forcas Defensa Timor Leste for a sea training day as part of the Defence Cooperation Program. The Timorese […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) provided two days of training in maintenance and repair procedures for the Timor-Leste Defense Force, Nov. 28, during their port visit in Dili. Stethem engineers and combat systems technicians conducted an assessment of three Timor-Leste navy vessels to determine upgrades and maintenance needed, while providing hands on […]

  • 20 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    First Timor-Leste Navy Officer to Attend Training at RAN College The latest New Entry Officers’ Course (NEOC) at HMAS Creswell has a very special trainee, one paving the way for his nation and Navy.   Jacinto Do Nascimento is the first Timor-Leste Navy officer to attend training at the Royal Australian Naval College in an agreement between […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the first Guardian-class patrol boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. The boat will be commissioned HMPNGS Ted Diro on return to PNG and is named after the first Commander of the PNG Defence Force post-independence. It is the first of four boats scheduled for delivery to PNG. The […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has signed a contract with Austal to build and sustain up to 21 steel-hulled vessels to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program. Austal was previously selected as preferred bidder for the contract. Now, as part of the $280 million contract, Austal […]