Crew Safe After Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Crash

Three crewmembers of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter are safe after ditching their helicopter in the Philippine Sea during a routine flight overnight. The aircraft was operating from HMAS Brisbane as part of a Regional Presence Deployment with HMAS Warramunga, when the crew conducted an emergency landing in the water. HMAS Brisbane deployed sea boats and rescued the…

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Advanced Warships Ready for Operations

August 13, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s most advanced warships are now ready for operational deployment, boosting Australia’s capacity to work with our strategic partners and maintain peace and prosperity in our region. Navy’s Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers have reached final operational capability after the third ship, HMAS Sydney, completed a successful test and evaluation period off the coast…

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Rappahannock, Alan Shepard Train with RAN during Talisman Sabre 21

USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21), a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the United States, which began July 18 off the northeast coast of Australia. “Providing maritime logistics to the fleet is essential to the welfare of our Sailors and Marines and critical to warfighting at sea,”…

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Exercise Pacific Vanguard 21 off Sydney

(Google Translation) – From July 5-10, JS MAKINAMI participated in the multi-lateral training “Pacific Vanguard 21” off Sydney with USS Rafael Peralta, HMAS Brisbane, ROKS Wang Geon, U.S. and Australian P-8 maritime patrol aircrafts and Australian submarine, to enhance tactical skills and cooperation between participating navies. The Commanding Officer of Escort Division 1, CAPT HIRAI Katsuhide, who served as the…

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Hobart Class Exercises Together at Sea for First Time

December 12, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy’s three Hobart Class Destroyers have exercised together for the first time, demonstrating their cooperative capabilities to increase maritime security and stability in our region. HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney conducted joint tests, trials and exercises off the east coast of Australia, further developing their air and surface warfare capabilities. Minister for…

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Sea combat simulated in Exercise VIKING RAIDER

September 8, 2020 – Two warships of the Royal Australian Navy have conducted high-end simulated sea combat on opposite coasts as part of Exercise VIKING RAIDER. HMA Ships Brisbane and Anzac fought together in a real-time maritime warfare scenario using operation room simulators in New South Wales and Western Australia respectively. Personnel from HMAS Brisbane used the Air Warfare Destroyer…

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Plan Galileo transforming maritime sustainment

May 6, 2020 – Why ‘Plan Galileo’? Because Italian astronomer Galileo’s work fundamentally changed the way we view the universe by helping upend conventional wisdom and prove the Sun is the center of our Solar System, not the Earth. Launching the Plan Galileo website recently, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems reiterated her vision as a new way of…

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