Montgomery Operates with Royal Australian Navy in the South China Sea

November 15, 2019 – USS Montgomery (LCS 8), HMAS Stuart (FFH 153) and HMAS Sirius (AO 266) conducted operations together in the South China Sea, Nov. 6-12. While transiting together at sea, Montgomery, Stuart and Sirius conducted communication drills, division tactics, bilateral flight operations, and personnel exchange, all designed to address common maritime security priorities, enhance interoperability, and develop relationships…

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Asia Beckons for Naval Task Group

September 26, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia. Departing today from Sydney, the lead element of a nine ship Task Group will participate in bilateral and multi-national activities over the next four months. Minister for…

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Hobart steps up in expeditionary strike group

June 13, 2019 – HMA Ships Hobart and Stuart have participated in a real-time, simulated exercise with American forces, with Hobart showcasing her AEGIS Combat System while assigned Air Defence Commander duties. Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint, under the banner of Exercise PACIFIC THUNDER, is an annual certification exercise for the United States Navy’s Japan-based Task Force 76. The five-day…

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HMAS Sirius reaches milestone by conducting 600th replenishment at sea

November 26, 2018 – HMAS Sirius has reached a significant milestone, having recently completed her 600th replenishment at sea (RAS), in waters off Northern Australia, with HMAS Stuart the lucky recipient. Commissioned into service in 2006, Sirius provides operational and strategic resupply of fuel when and where required. Throughout her life, Sirius has passed more than a hundred and eight…

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HMAS Stuart welcomed home from Asian deployment

November 17, 2018 – With families and well-wishers waiting eagerly on the wharf, HMAS Stuart has returned to her home port of Fleet Base West after a three-month North East Asian Deployment. While deployed, Stuart took part in a number of exercises conducted in the North East Asia region in company with HMA Ships Melbourne and Sirius. Stuart Commanding Officer…

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Australia and Singapore complete Exercise SINGAROO

October 9, 2018 – HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour for Exercise SINGAROO, a two day maritime exercise in waters off Singapore. The biennial exercise aims to develop a better understanding and working relationship between the Royal Australian Navy and the RSN in the conduct of maritime exercises,…

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Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER comes to a close

The largest fleet training activity for 2018, Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER has come to a successful close in Jervis Bay this week. In keeping with tradition, the exercise concluded with a tri-nation sports day on the grounds at HMAS Creswell on Sunday, following a spectacular fleet arrival of ten ships and embarked aircraft. Task Group Commander, Captain Paul O’Grady said the…

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Upgrades complete for Anzac class

Published on 26 March 2017 LCDR Felicity Petrie (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer) Topic(s): MH-60R Seahawk, Frigate Helicopter (FFH), HMAS Stuart (F153) HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade. March 26, 2017 – The last Royal Australian Navy Anzac class frigate to receive anti-ship missile defence upgrades is back in the water, with…

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