High-tech dummies a test for mine clearance group

October 29, 2020 – Dummy mines fitted with sensors that react to detection attempts ensured a clearance exercise in Jervis Bay, NSW, was close to reality. Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne, Huon and Yarra were challenged with securing the bay after a simulated force had littered the area with different types of underwater mines and was operating a militia capable of…

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Celebrating Vanuatu Independence Day

August 5, 2020 – A flotilla of Royal Australian Navy small boats have joined their Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing colleagues and a colorful collection of commercial, private and government watercraft in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations. Seven Australian boats were launched from the two RAN ships – HMAS Choules and HMAS Huon…

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FS D’Entrecasteaux Exercises With Australian Amphibious Group

July 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Monday, July 27, off New Caledonia, the BSAOM D’Entrecasteaux carried out exercises at sea with the Australian amphibious group made up of the landing ship HMAS Choules and the mine hunter HMAS Huon . After a series of tactical evolutions and radio procedures, the Hat-trick helicopter (MRH90, Australian navy version of the NH90)…

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