Training to Fight – Navies Exercise off West Coast

February 27, 2017 – More than 17 ships and aircraft are descending on the Western Australian coast for one of the largest maritime warfare exercises held by the Royal Australian Navy. The inaugural Exercise Ocean Explorer will include international participants, adding the opportunity to practice war fighting with language, customs and technology differences. SPS Cristobal Colon, New Zealand’s HMNZS Te Kaha and Endeavour and, for a brief period, Italian frigate ITS Caribiniere will all integrate into the Australian scenarios. Exercise Director, Captain Jim Hutton said the activity aimed to train…

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Naval Task Group To Visit Australia, Asia

 Dated February 5, 2017 (released February 21, 2017) – A Naval Task Group is departing New Zealand for an extensive deployment to Australia and then Asia to participate in exercises, undertake port visits and attend the Republic of Singapore’s International Naval Review. The Naval Task Group, consisting of the frigates HMNZS Te Kaha and Te Mana, along with the naval tanker HMNZS Endeavour are leaving New Zealand on Tuesday for Australia to take part in Exercise Ocean Explorer. From Australia HMNZS Te Kaha and Endeavour will then head to Asia next…

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International friendships strengthened in crisis

HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise Ngatahi. February 10, 2017 – The Royal Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Navies took part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off the east coast of New Zealand late last year. Exercise NGA TAHI sought to strengthen relations and refine common operating procedures between the participating nations. Australian submarine HMAS Dechaineux exercised for three days with Anzac frigates, HMNZ Ships Te Kaha and Te Mana, HMCS Vancouver and a P-3K2 Orion from the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Scenarios escalated from basic tracking exercises to whole-of-force protection of…

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