HMAS Arunta Returns From Asian Deployment

HMAS Arunta returned to Fleet Base East on April 5 after a three-month regional presence deployment to South-East and North Asia, which included port visits where the crew could go ashore. During the deployment, Arunta took part in Exercise Milan 2022, a multinational exercise involving 46 navies from around the world with 13 fleet units participating in the sea phase.…

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USN, JMSDF & RAN Trilateral Training in South China Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the South China Sea for multinational training which concluded March 15. The training was designed to address common maritime security priorities and concerns, enhance interoperability and communication, and develop mutually-beneficial relationships, as well as promote navigational freedom…

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Navy Unites with Partners in Exercise Milan

HMAS Arunta recently took part in the multilateral Exercise Milan 2022. It was the first large-scale multilateral exercise on Navy’s calendar this year. The Indian-led exercise was held in the port of Vishakhapatnam, India, and in the Bay of Bengal. It aimed to enhance professional interaction between friendly navies and provide experience operating at sea in a multilateral large force.…

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Foreign Ship Arrivals at Visakhapatnam for MILAN 2022

The Harbor Phase of MILAN 2022 from 25 – 28 Feb 2022 would allow participating navies to discuss maritime subjects of common concern and share solutions. The professional competitions and conferences planned during this phase shall build the operational tempo for the Sea Phase planned from 01-04 Mar 22. This Phase would be utilized to consolidate upon the lessons learnt…

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HMAS Arunta Deploys for Three Months

HMAS Arunta sailed from her home port of Fleet Base East on January 28 for a three-month regional presence deployment. This is the first regional presence deployment for 2022. While deployed, the ship will undertake a number of navy-to-navy activities with Australia’s regional partners, as well as participate in various maritime exercises. Commanding Officer Arunta Commander Woolrych said the ship’s…

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Arunta’s time on Argos comes to a close

November 17, 2020 – HMAS Arunta is on her way home after completing her deployment on Operation Argos, which is Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations’ Security Council sanctions on North Korea. The operation supports international efforts to monitor and deter illegal shipments of sanctioned goods, including North Korean refined petroleum imports and coal exports. This was was…

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Communication the key in passage exercise

November 17, 2020 – HMAS Arunta has conducted a passage exercise with Japanese Ship Shimakaze after a two-day logistics’ visit to Sasebo, Japan. This was Arunta’s fifth interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during her deployment. Commanding Officer Arunta Commander Troy Duggan said the crew was extremely pleased to be working with the JMSDF again. “Our navies share…

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HMAS Arunta Contributes to Operation ARGOS

October 29, 2020 – HMAS Arunta has arrived in Sasebo, Japan, for a short logistics visit prior to participating in Operation ARGOS on 31 October 2020. Operation ARGOS is Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s ongoing sanctions enforcement operations, in close…

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