Strengthening interoperability in Singapore

HMAS Adelaide has visited Singapore to strengthen humanitarian assistance and disaster relief interoperability with the Singaporean Armed Forces. Australia and Singapore have a strong and long history of defense engagement and cooperation, founded on shared interests in security and stability in the region. Commanding Officer Adelaide Captain Jonathan Earley said he was pleased the ship could work with the Singaporeans again. “This visit allows us to build on aviation and landing craft training conducted last month between Adelaide and RSS Resolution while operating off the east coast of Australia,” he…

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Brunei visit reinforces relationship

One of Australia’s long-standing regional relationships, spanning more than seven decades, was celebrated during HMAS Melbourne’s recent visit to Brunei Darussalam. Participating in the Indo-Pacific Endeavour deployment, Melbourne was officially welcomed alongside Muara wharf by an honor guard and to a rendition of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ performed by the Royal Brunei Navy Band. Coinciding with His Royal Highness, the Sultan of Brunei’s Golden Jubilee, Melbourne hosted senior members of the Government, Ministry of Defence and diplomatic corps. An official reception was attended by First Admiral (Ret’d) Dato Aziz,…

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Regional military cooperation strengthened

A group of warships departed Sydney on 4 September to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region – grouped as Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. Running from 4 September to 26 November, Indo-Pacific Endeavour will focus on enhancing military cooperation with some of Australia’s key regional partners including Brunei, Cambodia, the Federated States of Micronesia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste. More than 1,200 Australian Defence Force personnel will participate, which is being led by Canberra class amphibious ship…

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