Task Group Commander says thanks with a visit

June 14, 2019 – As Exercise LA PEROUSE drew to a close in the Indian Ocean, the Commander Task Force for the exercise, Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas of the French Navy, visited the two Australian units that participated in the exercise – the Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba and the submarine HMAS Collins. Centered on the French led Charles de Gaulle Carrier Task Group, the exercise included vessels and aircraft from France, Japan and the United States, as well as the two Australian units. Rear Admiral Lebas paid tribute to…

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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values and a shared commitment to maritime security by all four sea services. “La Perouse is an opportunity to develop strong links, work habits and mutual knowledge essential for best practices…

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Third Edition of Bilateral Maritime Exercise between Royal Australian and Indian Navies – AUSINDEX-19 set to begin

April 2, 2019 – The third edition of AUSINDEX, an acronym for Australia India Exercise is scheduled to commence with the arrival of HMAS Canberra (L02), a Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Newcastle(06) and HMAS Paramatta(154), both frigates; HMAS Collins, a conventional submarine and HMAS Success(OR 304), a Durance-class multi-product replenishment oiler at Visakhapatnam on 02 April 19. The aim of the exercise is, “To strengthen and enhance mutual cooperation and interoperability between the IN and RAN, providing opportunities for interaction and exchange of professional views between the personnel of the…

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USS Santa Fe Visits HMAS Stirling

February 26, 2019 – USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) arrived at HMAS Stirling, Australia for a scheduled port visit this week. Santa Fe’s port visit followed the completion of a joint training exercise with four Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines, HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean, in waters around Australia. The exercise, which was designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare abilities, gave the crews of both navies the opportunity to employ and experiment with real world tactics. Pulling into port, however, gave the crews the opportunity to meet…

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HMAS Collins Surfaces

July 5, 2018 – The first of the Collins class submarines has returned to service after a boost to capability was implemented by one of Defense’s key industry partners. ASC – formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation – conducted planned maintenance onboard the Collins class in Osborne, South Australia as part of a full-cycle docking and enterprise restructure of submarine maintenance. For her crew, reassuming material control (MATCON) and responsibility for the platform represented an important milestone in her return to service. HMAS Collins’ Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant James Ferrari said…

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