Ballarat Protects Energy Resources

October 20, 2020 – The crew of HMAS Ballarat has been reminded of the important role Navy plays in protecting Australia’s vital offshore energy resources, and the nation’s prosperity. An offshore gas platform and supporting vessels served as the backdrop to the silhouette of HMAS Ballarat’s superstructure as she patrolled through waters north-west of Western Australia on October 18. With…

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Force protection takes a lifesaving spin

August 24, 2020 – Force protection training onboard HMAS Ballarat has taken a lifesaving spin, with the Boatswain Mates treated to a dedicated exercise on how to save themselves, and their mates, while under battle fire. The training exercise was undertaken in preparation for Ballarat’s Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE), and later Mission Readiness Evaluation (MRE). It taught the front line…

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Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

July 17, 2020 – Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia. Personnel from Navy’s 822X Squadron and test specialists from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) embarked Ballarat to collect data on how the…

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Seven ships sail as Fleet gets back to training

June 17, 2020 – Seven warships sailed in the past week from Navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to test newly upgraded systems and exercise as part of a Maritime Task Group. HMA Ships Canberra, Hobart and Stuart departed Fleet Base East in Sydney, while HMA Ships Anzac, Arunta, Ballarat and…

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