MINDEF announces changes to ADF’s Middle East naval presence

Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds has announced a strategic reorientation of the ADF as part of the government’s commitments to focus on the Indo-Pacific region as part of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update.

The changes include ceasing the annual deployment of a Royal Australian Navy ship to the Middle East, and not extending Australia’s time-bound commitment to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) beyond December 2020.

Source: defenceconnect.com.au

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