KRI Bima Suci Returns to Surabaya

November 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The KRI Holy Rifle-945, a training vessel for the Indonesian Youth and Navy Academy (AAL) pride, after carrying out a 99-day voyage and sailing in 9 neighboring Asian Australia regions, is returning home today. Tuesday (12/11) KRI Bima Suci which has carried out the Task Force (Satgas) cruise diplomacy of the nation’s ambassador titled…

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KRI Bima Suci Visited Darwin October 31st

On 31 October 2019 at 10:00 Darwin time, the Indonesian Naval Academy Cadets of KRI Bima Suci-945 (BSC) had berthed on the Port Hill Wharf, Darwin Australia. This time, the KRI BSC-945 voyage along with Naval Academy Cadets was named the 2019 Ambassador of the Diplomacy Task Force with a diplomatic mission’s theme of “Maritime Fulcrum Brotherhood”, aimed at showing…

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USS Patriot Visits Darwin

July 11, 2019 – USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Darwin for a port visit, July 11. Patriot is visiting Darwin while operating in U.S. 7th Fleet to work and strengthen regional security and stability. “USS Patriot’s visit to Darwin is yet another opportunity to continue to strengthen the shared naval heritage, interoperability, and strategic alliance between our two nations.”…

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Indo-Pacific Endeavour Joint Task Force returns to Australia

May 26, 2019 – The Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) Joint Task Force has returned to Australia following a three-month regional engagement mission to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra will anchor off Darwin tomorrow, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint Operations, Air…

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Bombing of Darwin Remembered

February 23, 2019 – Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale class patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. The Bombing of Darwin, which occurred on 19 February 1942, was the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australian…

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HMAS Patricia Cam Remembered

February 1, 2019 – Commander Navy Shore Force, Captain Stephen Bowater recently joined Top End Navy members as they paused to commemorate the sinking of HMAS Patricia Cam and the loss of nine lives. Members of HMAS Coonawarra ship’s company, resident units and Darwin-based Armidale Class Patrol Boats (APCB) gathered at the small boats landing as Captain Bowater committed a…

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USS Michael Murphy Completes Exercise Kakadu

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), along with a P-8 Poseidon maritime-surveillance aircraft assigned to the “Pelicans” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, and staff from Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Commander, Task Force 70 participated in the Australian naval exercise Kakadu, Sept. 6-13. Held biennially, Kakadu is the Royal Australian navy’s premier exercise and provides an opportunity for regional nations to…

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Chinese participation in training exercise “really positive”

September 10, 2018 – China’s involvement in multinational war games in Australian waters has been praised by senior Royal Australian Navy officers. Navy’s frigate Huangshan from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is one of the 21 warships taking part in Exercise Kakadu, a training exercise involving 3,000 personnel from 27 nations. It marks the first time that the PLA…

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Australian, Fiji patrol boats conduct joint boarding operations

September 11, 2018 – Patrol boat crews from Australia and Fiji have conducted joint boarding operations on a simulated illegal fishing vessel as part of Exercise Kakadu in the Northern Territory. Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Glenelg and the Republic of Fiji Navy ship Kikau conducted the joint exercise outside of Darwin Harbour. Australian and Fijian personnel worked side-by-side during…

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Ships depart for sea phase of Kakadu 2018

September 7, 2018 – Ships taking part in Exercise Kakadu 2018 have sailed out of Darwin to begin the sea phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s regional exercise. Kakadu is split into three phases; a harbor phase, a Force Integration Training (FIT) and finally a free-play phase. The sea phases are designed to provide participating nations the opportunity to operate…

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Crocs come to KAKADU during sports day in Darwin

September 2, 2018 – Participants in Exercise KAKADU have come together to make a splash during a sports day with a difference at Darwin’s waterfront. The Ocean Warrior challenge consisted of a ‘Ninja Warrior’ style relay race, challenging sailors with a series of water and land-based activities. Each racegoer competed with a blow-up crocodile in tow. Challenges included a swim,…

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Chinese frigate Huangshan arrives Australia for “Kakadu-2018”

August 31, 2018 – Chinese guided-missile frigate Huangshan (Hull 570) arrived at the Darwin Port in Australia after 10 days of voyage on the morning of August 30, 2018, local time. On behalf of the Chinese People’s Liberation (PLA) Navy, the frigate Huangshan will take part in the multinational naval exercise “Kakadu-2018” at the Darwin Port and its adjacent waters…

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USS Michael Murphy & a P-8A Taking Part in Exercise Kakadu

August 30, 2018 – USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft joined opening ceremonies for Exercise Kakadu in Darwin, Aug. 31. Hosted biennially by the Royal Australian Navy, Kakadu is a key multilateral exercise that brings many regional navies together to train and cooperate at sea. This year, Kakadu includes 23 ships and…

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Regional partnerships on show at exercise Kakadu

August 31, 2018 – Australia’s role as a regional security partner will be highlighted in the coming weeks with the largest regional maritime exercise of its kind beginning today in the Northern Territory. Held biennially, Exercise Kakadu is a joint exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force. More countries are attending this…

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