Shared Vision for Indo-Pacific

September 25, 2020 – Australian and Indian warships have conducted a two-day passage exercise in the north-east Indian Ocean. The guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart sailed alongside ships INS Sahyadri and Karmuk, from the Indian Navy.  Together they practiced maritime maneuvers, communication and aviation drills and maritime warfare serials. Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart Commander Ryan Gaskin said the Australian officers and sailors…

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Australia and Philippines show spirit of mateship

September 22, 2020 – Warships from Australia and the Philippines have exercised for the third time in as many months during a Regional Presence Deployment. HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart and BRP Apolinario Mabini conducted maritime maneuvers and communication drills in the Celebes Sea. Arunta’s Commanding Officer Commander Troy Duggan said the exercises demonstrated the close relationship between the two…

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Strengthening partnerships in the Pacific

September 14, 2020 – HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta sailed in company with ships from Japan, South Korea and the United States in the Pacific Ocean this week. Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Troy Duggan said he welcomed this opportunity to continue close and effective cooperation with key partners in the region. “RAN remains committed to strengthening longstanding security partnerships…

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Royal Australian Navy joins regional partners for Exercise Pacific Vanguard

September 12, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has joined an eight-ship fleet with more than 1,500 personnel aboard from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States for Exercise Pacific Vanguard, in waters off Guam. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the exercise brings together four key likeminded regional partners, working in support of…

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U.S. Navy joins Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea for Multinational Group Sail

September 9, 2020 – USS Barry (DDG 52) is scheduled to join the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) during a multinational group sail from waters near Hawaii to Guam beginning Sept. 9, to conduct integrated, multi-domain operations. U.S. Naval forces routinely participate in multinational group sails in order to operate…

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RAN excels during live missile firing

August 31, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has proven its warfighting capability with devastating effect at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart successfully fired two Harpoon missiles and coordinated the missile firings of three other ships during one of RIMPAC’s best-known serials called the SINKEX, where participants sink a decommissioned warship. Two of the Navy’s…

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Exercises begin on passage to Hawaii

August 6, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the United States, while sailing to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020. HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius are exercising with RSS Supreme of the Republic of Singapore Navy, KDB Darulehsan of the Royal Brunei Navy, and USS…

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USS Rafael Peralta joins partners for multinational group sail

August 4, 2020 – USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) commenced a multinational group sail alongside warships from Australia, Brunei, and Singapore, Aug. 1. Rafael Peralta joined alongside HMA ships Stuart (FFH 153) and Sirius (AO 266) of the Australian Defense Force (ADF), KDB Darulehsan (OPV 07) of the Royal Brunei Navy, and RSS Supreme (FFG 73) of the Republic of…

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Australia, Japan and US Exercise in Philippine Sea

July 21, 2020 – Australia, Japan and the US are currently conducting a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea on the way to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. An Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Task Group has joined the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, which includes the United States Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam…

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