HMAS Canberra demonstration the new Australian Amphibious Ready Element (ARE) with MRH-90 helicopters on deck and the four landing craft. Picture: RAN
Meanwhile, Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, demonstrated its capacity in waters off the North Queensland coast.
Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment with MRH-90 helicopters from the 16th Aviation Brigade combined with the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra and Air Force assets to conduct a series of amphibious training activities from August through to October.
The Amphibious Ready Element includes a force of 900 ADF and other Government personnel, supported by four MRH-90 helicopters embarked in Canberra.
Commander of the Amphibious Task Force Captain Jay Bannister, RAN said the focus was on integration of the joint force with the ship and projecting land forces across the beach by air and landing craft.
“The training will enable Canberra, and her very diverse and capable embarked force, to learn how to operate as an Amphibious Joint Task Force,” Captain Bannister said.
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