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Australia launched the 1st Arafura-class patrol boat

The first of 12 Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels - NUSHIP Arafura - was launched yesterday at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, Australia Ministry of Defence announced. First Assistant Secretary Ships Division, Sheryl Lutz, said the Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels were...

Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, U.S. join for ANNUALEX 2021

Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. have united to conduct multilateral, multinational exercise ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30.  Five international navies, to include the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, German Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense...

Maritime Partnership Exercise 2021 (MPX) brings together warships from Australia, Japan, UK, and the US

Naval forces from Australia, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. joined together in multilateral Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) 2021 to conduct naval training in the eastern Indian Ocean, Oct. 15-18. During the multinational exercise,  four Indo-Pacific navies, to include the...

Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Helo Ditches, Crew Safe

The Australian Defence Force has announced that a Royal Australian Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopter ditched in the Philippine Sea overnight on October 13/14. Three aircrews to the MH-60R helicopter has been safely rescued after ditching their helicopter....

US Approves Possible Sale of MH-60R Helicopters to Australia

The U.S. State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, Related Defense Services, and Related Equipment to the Government of Australia for an estimated cost of $985 million. On October 8, the Defense Security...

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