Frigate Kept Busy Defending Task Group

August 9, 2021 – Defending a large task group comprising five nations was a challenge for one Australian warship – but with the assistance of her embarked helicopter, it was mission success. HMAS Parramatta joined forces with warships from Canada, Japan, South Korea and the US to conduct high-end warfighting serials as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre. Among the frigate’s…

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ASW Skills Put to the Test

October 15, 2020 – It was a first for the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm when MH-60R helicopters from 816 Squadron dropped and recovered two Mark 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area. While the Squadron achieved successful Mk 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedo drops during a 2014 deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre…

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