18 Maret 2017

Adelaide’s Fighting Edge Tested

18 Maret 2017


HMAS Adelaide leads a close formation of warships from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy and the Spanish Armada during a photographic exercise, part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17, off the western coast of Australia. (photo : RAN)

Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship HMAS Adelaide lead from the front during the recent Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

Exercising task group operations off the Western Australian coast, the landing helicopter dock was the centrepiece to war-fighting scenarios.

En-route to the ‘war-zone’, the crews of Australian, New Zealand and Spanish Navies experienced realistic attacks by ‘enemy’ cruise missiles from aircraft and ground-based locations during the high-end warfare serials.


HMAS Adelaide LHD (photo : h16613)

During the first air-strike, HMA Ships Darwin and Melbourne joined the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristobal Colon, in protecting Adelaide by neutralising the incoming cruise missiles and an aircraft.

The smell of cordite lingered in the air of Adelaide’s gun-deck while the ship’s gun crews engaged incoming jet fighter aircraft with 12.7mm calibre anti-aircraft fire defending the ship from further damage.

Commanding Officer Captain Jonathan Earley reflected on the mission and the ship's critical role in the fight.

“The class of ship is one of the most sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious systems in the world,” Captain Earley said.


 HMAS Adelaide LHD (photo : Michael J Barritt)

“The benefit is that it can host battle staff onboard in order to exercise command and control over task groups.

Captain Earley said the aim of the exercise was to certify a ‘Sea Control Task Group’ in preparation for more complex exercises and operations they will be conducting later in the year.

“More importantly it signifies a key step in realising Navy’s vision in our ability to both generate and sustain maritime task groups,” he said.

Military activities were conducted at sea and in coastal areas north of Perth in the vicinity of Lancelin, Geraldton and as far south as Geographe Bay.

The exercise included the first visit to Western Australia by Adelaide.

(RAN)

8 komentar:

  1. Adelaide like a mistral ship

    BalasHapus
  2. banyakan troller Indonesia bakalan nahan diri di thread Jiran Selatan...

    BalasHapus
  3. Canberra secara militer siap tempur sebaliknya indonesia sibuk pencitraan lupa sejarah negara bulek sebelah kerap bikin ulah .

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    1. Anti embargo@ Yoi bro,doi si bule selalu bikin ulah

      Hapus
    2. om antiembalgo uda gali lobang blom buat bunker. katenye mao kyk vietkong lawan rambo haha!

      Hapus
  4. Cakep, ini LHD yg tempo hari dpt kunjungan dari pejabat kita yach.

    kalo dilihat sejarah dulu RAN punye kapal induk HMAS Melbourne, yg akhirnya di lego ke rrc buat di utak atik haha!

    kira2 kalo py sekelas LHD gini artinya turun kelas ato kgk yak?
    ato mungkin gak nahan ongkos operasional kapal induk yg gede.

    tapi bisa jg ini LHD cmn batu loncatan kayak jepang dgn izumonya yg dituding kapal induk terselubung.

    BalasHapus
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    1. Palu gada @ini bukan turun kelas pakcik,LHD Canberra punya kemampuan angkut F-35 B versi yg bisa mendarat dan terbang secara vertikal,semuanya sudah sudah dipertimbangkan matang2 pakcik

      Hapus
    2. bisa jadi om songlap(haha!geli namanya om)

      itu dia om makenye guwe nulis bisa jd ini LHD cmn batu loncatan, sperti kamuflase gt om kyk izumonye jepun, yg dituduh rrc kapal induk buat serang daratan mrk.

      hanya sj secara teknis, katanya LHD ini perlu dek yg lbh kuat buat nahan tekanan mesin f35b kalo vtol, jd kudu dirombak lg. eh raf kan blom akusisi seri b kan, baru a.
      tapi minimal mrk bisa terbangin uav, ada sky jump.
      nah sky jump ini kunci sebnernya buat kapal induk. izumo pun blom "terpasang", tp ketika panggilan perang tiba, transformer dach haha!

      Hapus