Tag: Royal Australian Navy

  • Redeploy navy to region

    Redeploy navy back to region, says admiral SIMON BENSON A former Australian admiral has called for the nation’s Middle East naval operations to be ­redeployed to Southeast Asia and the […]

  • Aus Huons get life extension

    Replacements decades away. Australia approves minehunter programme The Australian government has granted first pass approval for plans to extend the service life of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Huon class minehunter vessels, […]

  • Another CMF drug haul

    Another large drug haul for the CMF. HMAS Arunta Intercepts 260kg of heroin HMAS Arunta has completed a third significant narcotics interdiction after seizing 260kg of heroin in the Indian Ocean, […]

  • Exercise Australia India

    Indian Warships Arrive Australia for Maritime Drill Posted by Aiswarya Lakshmi Three Indian warships sailed into Fremantle to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast. Exercise […]

  • Exercise Ocean Explorer kicks off

    Exercise Ocean Explorer underway. Multi-Nation Naval Exercise in Australia By Aiswarya Lakshmi Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting […]

  • Safeguarding the fisheries

    Illegal fishing is a major issue in region. Australia, NZ support Solomon Islands Maritime Security Australia and New Zealand are continuing to supporting maritime surveillance and security patrols in Vanuatu […]

  • Fishing for Weapons

    Suspicious fishing vessels might be hiding more than illegal fish catches. Fishing for Weapons by Paige M. Roberts The Australian Navy confiscated an unlikely fishing haul in February, 2016: 2,000 […]

  • CMF in huge arms bust

    Weapons en route to Somalia. HMAS Darwin seizes large weapons cache Operating as part of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), Australian ship HMAS Darwin has uncovered and seized a large […]

  • Australia boosts defence

    Regional concerns and China’s push see spending spree. Australia to boost defence spending Australia has announced a surge in defence spending, a move that reflects concern over military expansion in […]

  • Australia’s S. China Sea dilemma

    Navy faces growing calls to be more assertive, but some analysts advise against provocation. Australia’s dilemma over patrols in South China Sea Jonathan Pearlman Australia is weighing a more assertive […]

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