U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy team up in the South China Sea(SCS)

U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy team up in the South China Sea(SCS)




The simple standoff between the ships of China and its friend Malaysia just turned so serious that, ships from the biggest naval force in the world and that of from Down Under is within the disputed area.
The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy came together for operations in the South China Sea starting April 13.

As per report Australia’s HMAS Parramatta (FFG 154) began sailing with Ticonderoga-class guided missile-cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) then rendezvoused with amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) April 18. Their combined operations started with force integration training and maneuvering exercises between Parramatta and Bunker Hill.
USS America (LHA 6), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and USS Barry (DDG 52) sail with HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154) in the South China Sea.  (photo by US Navy)

“It is great to be operating with the Australians again,” said Capt. Kurt Sellerberg, commanding officer of the USS Bunker Hill. “Every time I have deployed to this region, and to the Middle East, I have had the good fortune to operate with the Royal Australian Navy.”
Combined operations with USS America started with a precision maneuvers that included Barry in the South China Sea (SCS).
“We look forward to every opportunity we get to work with our stalwart Australian allies at sea,” said Rear Adm. Fred Kacher, commander of the America Expeditionary Strike Group. “To bring this much combat capability together here in the South China Sea truly signals to our allies and partners in the region that we are deeply committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

“San Diego [HM-60] ‘Romeo’ pilots have a long flying history with Australian pilots,” said Lt. Cmdr Jacob “Shaky” Norgaard, “it’s a great opportunity to strengthen our relationship and practice joint tactics, techniques and procedures.”
The combined naval operations gave both navies the opportunity to integrate all warfare areas, and further strengthen the bond between both countries.
“I was super pumped to participate in cross-deck operations with the Royal Australian Navy,” said Lt. Rachael “Janet” Davis. “We are stronger together, and this type of integration promotes our commitment to maritime security as well as increases our presence here.”
Both nation’s has a long history of shared integrated military exercises.


“They have the same interest in ensuring freedom of navigation and observance of internationally accepted norms and customs pertaining to the law of the sea,” said Sellerberg. “The Aussies are true professionals in every sense of the word, and our current combined deployment exemplifies a shared commitment to our historically strong and enduring relationship.”





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