Warships set sail for major exercise

Two submarines, ten ships and embarked aircraft have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney bound for war games off the east coast of Australia. The second iteration of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER will once again feature a complex web of maritime warfare training, trials and exercises, all designed to challenge the Navy’s top warfighters to achieve sea control. Exercise Director, Captain Jim Hutton said this year’s OCEAN EXPLORER was about building on the success of last year. “Last year’s Ocean Explorer saw the certification of a Sea Control Task…

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