This footage shows Royal Australian Navy ships departing for a lengthy series of military exercises that are to be carried out in the waters of the Indo-Pacific.
Dubbed the Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE), the military venture is part of Australia’s Government’s activities that are meant to support its commitment to strengthening military partnerships.
The Ministry of Defence of Australia said in a statement: “IPE22 will conduct focused activities across Southeast Asia and the Northeast Indian Ocean, reinforcing Australia’s commitment to an open, inclusive and resilient region.
“Five ships, 11 helicopters and nearly 1800 personnel will conduct activities with 14 countries from 26 September to 26th November 2022, returning to Australia by mid-December.”
In the footage obtained by Newsflash, the HMA Ships Adelaide and Anzac can be seen departing for their military duties as sailors onboard excitedly prepare for the endeavour.
The personnel will participate in military exercises, workshops, training, sporting events, and cultural activities.
IPE will deepen cooperation on issues ranging from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to gender, peace and security, the statement said.
IPE22 includes HMA Ships Adelaide, Anzac, Arunta, Hobart and Stalwart, members of the Australian Army’s 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, and Royal Australian Air Force air mobility aircraft, according to the Ministry.