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RAN ships complete visit to Malaysia and the Philippines

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HMAS Anzac conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success after departing Subic Bay in the Philippines.
Digitally Manipulated Image *** Local Caption *** HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success are conducting the South East Asia Deployment for approximately three months.
The Royal Australian Navy task group will visit a number of ports to build partner capacity and develop interoperability in the South East Asian region.
Additionally, ships will participate in Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD and the multilateral naval Exercise KOMODO.
The Royal Australian Navy task group will visit a number of ports to build partner capacity and develop interoperability in the South East Asian region.
Additionally, ships will participate in Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD and the multilateral naval Exercise KOMODO.[/caption]Royal Australian Navy’s HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have completed concurrent port visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, as part of a three month South East Asia deployment. During the port visit to Subic Bay, Anzac and Success conducted a logistic resupply, as well as local engagements with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and government dignitaries. This was Anzac and Success’ first port visit together during the deployment.

HMAS Anzac conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success after departing Subic Bay in the Philippines.

In Kota Kinabalu, Toowoomba conducted an official function with Malaysian Armed Forces and local officials before participating in a passage exercise with the Royal Malaysian Navy on departure from the port.

Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston said the visits provided an opportunity to strengthen our military ties with the Armed Forces of Malaysia and the Philippines.

“Our enduring military to military engagement activities contribute to security and stability in the region,” Vice Admiral Johnston said.

“We have long-standing relationships with the Armed Forces of Malaysia and the Philippines, and these visits provide a great opportunity to build new friendships.”

HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success will participate in a series of exercises with nations in the region, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.

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