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Samuel Corby

Samuel is a defence commentator with a particular interest in the South Pacific.

Australian frigate continues record streak of drugs busts in the Middle East

HMAS Warramunga has completed another two intercepts of drugs smuggling vessels, bringing its total haul seized up to AU$1.43 billion (£800 million) since arriving in the Middle East last November.

French warship completes patrol of Britain’s Pacific Territory

French warship completes patrol of Britain's Pacific Territory

UK and New Zealand join Australian naval war games off New South Wales coast

Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER has kicked off in Sydney with the first warships departing for a three week series of naval exercises involving forces from both sides of the Tasman and the British frigate HMS Sutherland. 

US Navy frigate program moves forward with five designs shortlisted

The competition to build the US Navy’s next class of frigates has moved forward with five designs receiving $15 million contracts to mature their development.

New Zealand joins search efforts for ferry missing in the Pacific

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has deployed a P-3K2 Orion to join international search efforts for a missing ferry near Kiribati which is believed to have had over fifty people on board. 

HMAS Warramunga strikes again with another records drug bust in Indian Ocean

Australian frigate HMAS Warramunga has continued its record streak of major drug busts in the Indian Ocean seizing a further 915kg of heroin.

Australian personnel decorated by US Marine Corps for rescue efforts following Osprey crash

107 Australian Defence Force personnel have been decorated with the US Meritorious Unit Citation for their work in rescue and recovery efforts following the crash of a USMC MV-22B Osprey aircraft last year. 

Mounts Bay continues Caribbean mission in Anguilla

RFA Mounts Bay has arrived in the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla continuing its busy program of visits and engagements across the Caribbean under the North Atlantic Patrol Tasking.

RFA Fort Victoria commences refit in Birkenhead

One of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s largest vessels, the combined fleet stores ship, RFA Fort Victoria has begun its latest refit in Merseyside.  

RFA Mounts Bay back in Tortola to support continuing recovery efforts

RFA Mounts Bay has returned to the British Virgin Islands four months on from Hurricanes Irma and Maria to support continuing recovery operations.