Defence personnel return from Fiji

February 2, 2021 – More than 600 ADF personnel who deployed on Operation FIJI ASSIST have arrived back in Sydney on HMAS Adelaide, following a five-week deployment to the Republic of Fiji. The Joint Task Group deployed on Christmas Eve following a request for assistance from the Fijian Government in response to devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Minister for Foreign Affairs…

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Helicopters Vital in Delivery of Supplies to Fiji

January 25, 2021 – HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan helicopters played a vital role in delivering much-needed supplies to Fijian communities that had been cut off by the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa. The crews flew more than 166 hours, delivering 71,475kg of aid through 62 vertical replenishments, as well as troops, to communities across Vanua Levu and outlying…

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Amphibious assets key to supply mission

January 22, 2021 – HMAS Adelaide showcased her sophisticated amphibious deployment system during Operation Fiji Assist. The ship transported more than 400 tonnes of disaster relief supplies to cyclone-affected areas. Leading Seaman James Rollo said operational success came down to Adelaide’s capable platform for staging and deploying amphibious assets. “With a fully functioning NATO-compatible well dock, Adelaide can carry up…

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Staying Connected in Fiji

January 19, 2021 – HMAS Adelaide’s Communication and Information Systems sailors and Army Signalers are bridging the gap between the ship and personnel ashore in Fiji. Deployed on Operation Fiji Assist, personnel have contributed to the Fijian Government’s disaster relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Ship to shore communications allowed for ADF task coordination including disaster relief…

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Australia stands with our Fijian Vuvale following Tropical Cyclone Yasa

December 23, 2020 – The Australian Government will provide $4.5 million in humanitarian relief to support the people of Fiji in response to the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa. Additionally, HMAS Adelaide will be deployed to provide immediate assistance to thousands of Fijians, including many from remote islands, whose homes, schools and other local infrastructure were damaged or destroyed…

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Adelaide Provides Platform for Trio of Army Helicopters

November 3, 2020 – Army helicopter crews from three different aircraft types have renewed their deck landing qualifications on HMAS Adelaide ahead of the coming high-risk weather season. Adelaide provided an opportunity for a CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, an MRH-90 Taipan and an ARH Tiger helicopter to operate on its flight deck concurrently during the training exercises, which were conducted…

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Australia and Singapore Enhance Joint Interoperability

October 25, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy and Republic of Singapore Air Force have proven their ability to work together with Singaporean CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter crews qualifying to take off and land on Australia’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said qualifying Republic of Singapore Air Force personnel,…

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Navantia Australia Completes LHD Design Upgrade

July 22, 2020 – Earlier this month the baseline design drawings for Phase 2 (Forward Projector) of the Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator (ASGSI) project on the Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), were delivered by a team of Navantia Australia engineers, bringing the project to a close after 10+ long months and over 3,500 hours of engineering labour. A…

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Army Chinooks Train on HMAS Adelaide

May 17, 2020 – HMAS Adelaide has recently provided a platform for Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment in Townsville to conduct training at sea. The CH-47 helicopters have been conducting Deck Landing Operations that will qualify them to support any future operations that would require heavy lift capability, both day and night, from the Landing Helicopter…

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