Crowley Awarded Multi-Year Fuel Storage Services Contract

Crowley Solutions, the government services business unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency-Energy to provide fuel management and storage services for Pacific military operations. Crowley will provide energy logistics management and services to receive, store, protect and ship aviation grade JP-5 turbine fuel and commercial grade Jet A-1 fuel for…

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Japanese Ships Depart Darwin After Three Day Visit

HMA Ships Maitland and Maryborough farewelled Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Kaga and destroyer JS Murasame with a formation sail in the waters just off Darwin this week. Kaga and Murasame are deployed together to train and exercise with partners in the region. After taking part in Exercises Talisman Sabre, Pacific Vanguard, ARC-21 and La Perouse, they…

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Warfighting Skills Tested in Patrol Boat Concentration Period

HMA Ships Childers, Launceston, Glenelg and Wollongong took the opportunity to practice the warfighting aspect of their roles in a recent exercise. Held in and around their home port of Darwin at the end of August, the exercise also built on their ability to operate in-company. The Armidale-class patrol boats conducted surface gunnery, close-quarters maneuvering, degraded navigation, formation pilotages and…

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Northern Territory Hosts India AUSINDEX 21

This week the Northern Territory will host the biennial AUSINDEX maritime warfare exercises between the Royal Australian Navy and the Indian Navy. AUSINDEX 21 provides our Navies an opportunity to strengthen joint defense capabilities in support of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond said that the fourth iteration of AUSINDEX will deepen the…

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Austin Signs Internal Directive to Unify Department’s China Efforts

June 9, 2021 – Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued an internal directive today to laser-focus Department of Defense efforts to address China as the nation’s number one pacing challenge. Austin accepted recommendations from the China Task Force he established in February. The document is classified. “The initiatives I am putting forward today are nested inside the larger…

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