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Australian Minehunters head north in further sign of changing priorities

A pair of Royal Australian Navy minehunters have departed Sydney for a three month deployment to North-east Asia.

New Zealand announces procurement of new naval dive tender

The Royal New Zealand Navy is to restore the diving and hydrographic support capability lost following the decommissioning of HMNZS Resolution and HMNZS Manawanui with the purchase of a Norwegian built offshore support vessel.

HMS Protector concludes brief survey mission in Diego Garcia

Antarctic patrol vessel HMS Protector has completed her brief survey mission in the unusually temperate climate of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

Record-breaking Australian Frigate Returns Home

HMAS Warramunga has received a hero’s welcome at the Garden Island naval base in Sydney following a nine-month deployment that saw her become the most successful coalition warship in the Middle East seizing over 33 tonnes of narcotics.

British Government launches new hurricane plan for the Caribbean

The Foreign Office has announced a series of new measures that will be taken to prepare the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean for the imminent hurricane season.

New Zealand becomes latest nation to order P-8A Poseidon

The Royal New Zealand Air Force will soon join their British and Australian counterparts in operating the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft after the New Zealand government confirmed an order for four aircraft to replace their ageing P-3 Orion fleet.

RFA Lyme Bay preparing for deployment East of Suez

Bay class auxiliary RFA Lyme Bay is completing the final stages of her Extended Annual Certification Period in A&P’s Falmouth Dockyard ahead of her deployment to the Middle East later this year where she is expected to relieve sister ship RFA Cardigan Bay and participate in the major Safe Sword exercise off Oman.

Plans suggest Australian submarine fleet to return to Sydney

Documents released under a Freedom of Information request suggest that the Royal Australian Navy could again base its submarine fleet out of Sydney Harbour as it looks for ways to accommodate its soon to be doubled submarine numbers. 

RFA Mounts Bay back in Anguilla for more humanitarian relief exercises

RFA Mounts Bay is continuing her Caribbean patrol.

HMS Protector arrives in Diego Garcia ahead of survey mission

The Royal Navy’s Antarctic patrol vessel has arrived in the more temperate climates of the British Indian Ocean Territories as she prepares to undertake survey work in support of the UK Hydrographic Office.