Australian Relationship with South Korea Reinforced

Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta and its ship’s company received a warm welcome to Busan, South Korea recently. The port visit occurred during a regional presence deployment aimed at demonstrating Australia’s commitment and engagement with the region. As Parramatta pulled into Busan Naval Base, a band contingent of the Republic of Korea Navy played. Australian sailors and officers enjoyed a number…

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KRI Frans Kaisiepo Exercises With HMAS Parramatta

In order to strengthen cooperative relations and interoperability with the Australian Military, the Indonesian Navy deployed the Republic of Indonesia warship (KRI) Frans Kaisiepo-368 to participate in the Australia-Indonesia (Ausindo) Albatross Exercise in the Makassar Strait which was held on 29 and 30 May 2022. . The Australian-Indonesian (Ausindo) Exercise Albatross exercise involved a B-737 aircraft belonging to the Indonesian…

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HMAS Parramatta Departs for a Regional Presence Deployment

HMAS Parramatta has sailed from her home port of Fleet Base East for a two-month Regional Presence Deployment to Southeast and North Asia. The ship will undertake a number of Navy-to-Navy activities with Australia’s regional partners, building on the work of HMAS Arunta which deployed to the Indo-Pacific region previously this year. Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander David Murphy, said…

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HMAS Stalwart Open for Business

The crew of HMAS Stalwart recently achieved a major milestone in the ship’s short time in service when they successfully conducted the ship’s first replenishment at sea. HMAS Parramatta was the receiving ship. Commanding Officer of Stalwart, Commander Steve McCracken, said the evolution signaled that Stalwart was “open for business”. “There’s been a lot of hard work and training leading…

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Frigate Kept Busy Defending Task Group

August 9, 2021 – Defending a large task group comprising five nations was a challenge for one Australian warship – but with the assistance of her embarked helicopter, it was mission success. HMAS Parramatta joined forces with warships from Canada, Japan, South Korea and the US to conduct high-end warfighting serials as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre. Among the frigate’s…

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Four nations deter and respond together on the high seas

July 31, 2021 – Australia, Canada, Japan and the Republic of Korea have united beyond the shared colours of their collective national flags during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21). Australian frigate HMAS Parramatta, Canadian frigate HMCS Calgary, Japanese destroyer JS Makinami and Republic of Korean destroyer ROKS Wang Geon joined forces to conduct air and anti-submarine warfare serials off the…

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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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HMAS Parramatta Trains with Royal Brunei Navy

June 4, 2021 – HMAS Parramatta joined Royal Brunei Navy ships Darulehsan and Syafaat for shared training during a recent visit to Brunei. The three ships conducted a range of contactless training activities, including communication exercises, replenishment-at-sea approaches and maritime manoeuvres. Commanding Officer Parramatta Commander Anita Nemarich said the chance to train with Brunei was a great success for both…

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HMAS Parramatta Begins Refit

July 10, 2020 – HMAS Parramatta will boast improved crew internet connectivity and other services when she emerges from her first significant maintenance period since mid-2018, following a strong year of deployments and achievements. The Anzac Class Frigate recently entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock, where she will undertake a maintenance package focused on the ship’s systems and propulsion plant,…

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