Building Relationships at Sea and Virtually

Australia and Brunei have continued to develop their defense and whole-of-government relationship with a number of activities held at sea and virtually as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21). Commander IPE21 Commodore Mal Wise said while the entire engagement was contactless because of COVID-19 restrictions, it had been beneficial to both countries. “Australia’s defense relationship with Brunei has grown significantly…

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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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Exercises begin on passage to Hawaii

August 6, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the United States, while sailing to Hawaii to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020. HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius are exercising with RSS Supreme of the Republic of Singapore Navy, KDB Darulehsan of the Royal Brunei Navy, and USS…

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USS Rafael Peralta joins partners for multinational group sail

August 4, 2020 – USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) commenced a multinational group sail alongside warships from Australia, Brunei, and Singapore, Aug. 1. Rafael Peralta joined alongside HMA ships Stuart (FFH 153) and Sirius (AO 266) of the Australian Defense Force (ADF), KDB Darulehsan (OPV 07) of the Royal Brunei Navy, and RSS Supreme (FFG 73) of the Republic of…

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