Growing up on a farm outside the regional NSW town of Trangie, Able Seaman Maddison Hohnberg would spend hours tinkering with farm machinery and trying to understand how things work.
The Royal Australian Navy this month joined key partners Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom for the Maritime Partnership Exercise in the Indian Ocean.
Australia and key partners India, Japan and the United States have completed the second phase of Exercise Malabar 2021, held in the Indian Ocean.
HMA Ships Canberra and Ballarat have arrived in the Western Pacific Ocean for the opening phase of the US-led Large Scale Global Exercise 21.
HMAS Ballarat’s MH-60R, dubbed ‘Convict’, achieved 1000 flying hours while at sea during Exercise Talisman Sabre off the coast of Queensland.
It was four against two.
As an Anzac class frigate, HMAS Ballarat is designed for, and ready to fight in, the ‘blue water’ domain of the high seas. Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21) has provided an opportunity to test how she can contribute to amphibious operations, too.
Apart from an MH-60R helicopter, HMAS Ballarat also carries an S-100 Schiebel Camcopter, an unmanned aerial vehicle that offers enhanced surveillance capability at sea.
It’s the ADF’s newest joint warfighting concept and it’s on show at this year’s Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21) in a big way.