Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

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

Royal Australian Navy ships join Exercise Pacific Vanguard

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced that a detachment of Royal Australian Navy ships have joined an eight-ship fleet with more than 1,500 personnel aboard from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the US for Exercise Pacific Vanguard, in waters off Guam.

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced that a detachment of Royal Australian Navy ships have joined an eight-ship fleet with more than 1,500 personnel aboard from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the US for Exercise Pacific Vanguard, in waters off Guam.

The exercise is part of the Royal Australian Navy’s Regional Presence Deployment through south-east Asia and the Pacific, which demonstrates Australia’s enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said the exercise brings together four key like-minded regional partners, working in support of a shared vision for a secure, open, prosperous and inclusive region.

“The increasing complexity of our security environment highlights the importance of maintaining and growing our regional partnerships. Ours is a strong community built on shared interests, and activities like Exercise Pacific Vanguard increase our ability to contribute to the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific,” Minister Reynolds explained.

HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta will participate from the RAN, in this third iteration of Pacific Vanguard.

PROMOTED CONTENT

During the exercise, naval forces will practice a range of activities, including combined manoeuvres, surface warfare, live-fire exercises, anti-submarine warfare and replenishment at sea.

Commander of the Australian Maritime Task Group, Captain Phillipa Hay, CSC, said the RAN welcomed the opportunity to work with key regional partners on complex warfighting skills within a task group.

“Pacific Vanguard is an invaluable opportunity to increase the Royal Australian Navy’s understanding and experience working with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Navy and United States Navy,” CAPT Hay said.

Japanese Ships Ashigara and Ise, Republic of Korea Ships Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin and Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong, and USS Barry, a submarine and USNS John Erickson from the United States will also take part.

Exercise Pacific Vanguard was conducted in accordance with COVID-19 safety measures.

CAPT Hay added, “It’s more important than ever to increase practical co-operation with regional partners.”

Royal Australian Navy ships join Exercise Pacific Vanguard
Anzac-Class-frigates.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

 

more from defence connect

Sep 25 2020
Consumer calls for ‘ethical manufacturing’ perfect to shift policy dialogue
Growing concerns about global exploitation of cheap labour have seen an increasing number of busines...
Jack Kormas
Sep 24 2020
PODCAST: LAND 129 Phase 3 and supporting sovereign UAS capabilities – Jack Kormas, managing director, Textron Systems Australia
While much of the focus for sovereign industrial capabilities has been for Defence’s big-ticket it...
Raytheon Australia announces team of Aussie SMEs for LAND 129 bid
Sep 24 2020
Raytheon Australia announces team of Aussie SMEs for LAND 129 bid
Raytheon Australia has announced its team of 10 Australian SMEs to deliver a fully sovereign Austra...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network