Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
defence connect logo

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

HMAS Dechaineux submariners build ties with regional partners

After a busy year of activities in the West Australian Exercise Area and further afield, conducting Exercise Nichi Gou Trident with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, HMAS Dechaineux became the first foreign vessel to berth at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Kota Kinabalu Naval Base Submarine Pier.

After a busy year of activities in the West Australian Exercise Area and further afield, conducting Exercise Nichi Gou Trident with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, HMAS Dechaineux became the first foreign vessel to berth at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Kota Kinabalu Naval Base Submarine Pier.

Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Brad Francis, said this meeting with the Royal Malaysian Navy was one of many unequivocal events associated with the Royal Australian Navy strengthening ties with Malaysia.

Advertisement
Advertisement

“Visiting the Kota Kinabalu Naval Base and being granted permission to be the first visiting submarine to berth at the submarine pier was a true milestone.” 

The Assistant Defence Adviser to Kuala Lumpur, Captain Doug Griffiths, and CMDR Francis were hosted by Captain Azhar Baharum, Chief of Staff of the Royal Malaysian Navy Eastern Fleet, and Captain Yusri Anwar, Chief of Staff of the Royal Malaysian Navy Submarine Force, for discussions on mutual areas of interest.

Officers and crew members from both nations then engaged in extensive discussions and knowledge sharing about submarine logistics, workforce matters, engineering and training.

The discussions were mutually beneficial, providing a greater understanding of Malaysian and Australian submarine capabilities and identifying future areas of cooperation.

“Having our two countries working together, mutually sharing and gaining a better understanding of our submarine capabilities is beneficial for both forces,” CMDR Francis added.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Following the discussions, both submarine crews attended a welcome lunch and “crew games”, which provided further opportunities to share experiences and strengthen relationships between the two forces.

Australia and Malaysia exercise regularly together through the Bersama series of exercises and Mastex activities.

HMAS Dechaineux submariners build ties with regional partners
HMAS-Farncomb-.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

Jun 22 2022
Curbing China’s inroads in the Middle East
How can Washington counter Beijing’s growing influence in the Middle East without a pronounced military presence? ...
Jun 22 2022
Asension rebrand takes DEWC Systems into new era
South Australian Electronic Warfare company DEWC Systems has unveiled a new brand identity – Asension – to underscore the comp...
Jun 21 2022
Defence Connect launches new and improved jobs board
Defence Connect has launched its updated recruitment portal, with the Commonwealth Bank, Babcock Australasia and Raytheon Australi...