USS Wasp Arrives in Sydney

June 17, 2019 – USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived in Sydney, Australia, for a scheduled port visit, June 18. Along with the Wasp, USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Ashland (LSD 48), two other ships in the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), are also in Australia prior to Talisman Sabre 2019. Green Bay and Ashland are currently visiting Brisbane, Australia. “This visit gives the Wasp ARG a fantastic opportunity to explore Australia, while also learning about one of our country’s strongest partners, who share our values and commitment to…

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Opening of the Australian Defence Export Office

The government’s vision to grow a strong, resilient and internationally competitive Australian defence industry to support our national security received a major boost today with Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP opening the Australian Defence Export Office in Canberra. Minister Pyne said the establishment of the Australian Defence Export Office was one of the key initiatives of the Defence Export Strategy released on 29 January 2018. “The Defence Export Strategy sets out a plan to boost Australian industry, increase investment, and create more jobs for Australian businesses,”…

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