Australian Submarines Complete Undersea Training Exercise

8 July 2010 (Last Updated July 8th, 2010 18:30)

Australian Navy submarines have successfully completed an undersea warfare exercise off the West Australian coast. During the exercise, the navy's Collins Class submarines HMAS Collins, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Waller, completed a training exercise that involved a wide variety of anti-sub

Australian Navy submarines have successfully completed an undersea warfare exercise off the West Australian coast.

During the exercise, the navy's Collins Class submarines HMAS Collins, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Waller, completed a training exercise that involved a wide variety of anti-submarine warfare scenarios.

In addition, Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac, three Seahawk helicopters and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion have participated in the exercise.

Australian Navy Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore said these types of exercises ensured war fighting skills and competencies in the undersea environment were maintained at the highest operational readiness.