FS Marne Has Replenished 11 Foreign Navies on Current Deployment

June 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since it was set up on 5 March in Toulon to participate in the Clemenceau deployment, BCR Marne , the naval air force’s supplying officer, has interacted with 19 different types of vessels belonging to 11 navies. During the day and at night, he conducted his refueling and transfer at sea activities. ” During…

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Task Group Commander says thanks with a visit

June 14, 2019 – As Exercise LA PEROUSE drew to a close in the Indian Ocean, the Commander Task Force for the exercise, Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas of the French Navy, visited the two Australian units that participated in the exercise – the Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba and the submarine HMAS Collins. Centered on the French led Charles de…

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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values…

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HMAS Toowoomba returns from seven-month deployment

September 2, 2018 – HMAS Toowoomba has returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, after the ship’s longest deployment to date, successfully contributing to seven Task Groups in seven months. Commanding Officer, Commander Mitchell Livingstone, said Toowoomba achieved many milestones since February, supporting an extensive series of exercises, international engagements and training activities. “I’m extremely proud…

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IPE18 completes its final port visit

August 21, 2018 – The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has completed its final two port visits as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE) 2018, marking the conclusion of a three month journey across the Pacific, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and security. HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba visited the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara, while HMAS Success…

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IPE18 resumes following RIMPAC success

Following the successful conclusion of Exercise Rim of the Pacific, the Australian Defence Force has resumed its major maritime activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18). Continuing the effort to deepen Australia’s defense engagement and security partnerships in the south west Pacific, HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba – along with a platoon of Australian soldiers from 2RAR (2nd Battalion Royal Australia Regiment)…

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ADF exercises interoperability at RIMPAC

More than 1600 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in the United States ahead of a month of focused military training activities with 26 nations from across the globe for Exercise Rim-of-the-Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018. The ADF has deployed HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Toowoomba and Melbourne which have been part of the Indo Pacific Endeavour 2018 task group, one submarine,…

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Australian Navy ships in Vanuatu for IPE engagement

Two Royal Australian Navy ships from Joint Task Group 661.1 have arrived in Vanuatu to conduct the first port visit of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) program. IPE18 is an Australian Defence Force Joint Task Group deployment to the South Pacific, designed to enhance the strong and positive defence partnerships the ADF shares with its regional counterparts, through meaningful engagement,…

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RAN Participation in Exercise KOMODO concludes

The third iteration of Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO (MNEK) has drawn to a close off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia. The shore phase of the exercise saw participant nations conduct a city parade, cultural and sporting events, and engagement activities. On completion, warships joined for two days of practical exercises at sea. HMAS Anzac sailed in formation with 33 other…

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Royal Australian Navy Ships visit Vietnam

HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have completed a port visit to Vietnam, as part of a three month South East Asia deployment. During the port visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Anzac, Toowoomba and Success conducted a logistic resupply and local engagement with Vietnam People’s Armed Forces and local government officials. Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston,…

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Toowoomba concludes MASTEX 17

HMAS Toowoomba has successfully concluded the week-long Exercise MASTEX 17, held at the Royal Malaysian Navy Western Fleet base of Lumut. The exercise is the only bilateral maritime exercise conducted between the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Navy, commencing with the harbour phase and ceremony, prior to the fleet undertaking a three-day sea phase. The Commanding Officer of Toowoomba, Commander Stuart…

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Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group ships arrive in Darwin

HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba, from the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF’s) Joint Task Group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 will arrive in Darwin Harbour today, en route to the Indo-Pacific region. With six ships and over 1300 personnel, Indo-Pacific Endeavour is the largest coordinated task group to deploy to the region for over 40 years. On 4 September, HMA Ships Adelaide, Darwin,…

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