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Pakistan handover to Australia at CTF 150 Change of Command Ceremony

The Royal Australian Navy has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) after conducting a handover ceremony with the Pakistan Navy. CTF 150’s principal mission is to suppress the exploitation of the maritime … Continue reading

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French and Australian units from CTF-150 meet at sea in the Arabian Sea

In mid-July, while patrolling off the coast of Oman, Her Majesty Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle and French Ship (FS) Var met at sea to lead several interactions. Both units were operating in the frame of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) … Continue reading

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CTF150’s HMAS Newcastle seizes 138 kg heroin off east African cost

Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle has seized 138kg of high purity heroin on 3 July 2015 likley bound for Tanzania, with an estimated street value of approximately $US 85 million.

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In early April, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Success again joined the Combined Maritime Force 150 (CTF150) organisation to help the fight against terrorism in the Arabian Sea.

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CMF Task Force provides assistance to merchant shipping community

Two Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warships assigned to Combined Task Force 150 recently helped members of the merchant marine in distress on the high seas.  In two separate incidents HMCS Toronto and HMAS Newcastle responded to calls for help from … Continue reading

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