Malaysian Armed Forces have our backs
A Joint Task Force consisting of up to four ships, maritime patrol aircraft and more than 1,200 personnel from the Australian Defence Force are deployed on Indo-Pacific Endeavour a series of key engagement activities with Australia’s regional neighbours. Running from March to May, Indo-Pacific Endeavour is geared towards enhancing interoperability with Australia’s key regional partners, including Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. In the third iteration of the activity, Indo-Pacific Endeavour is a key part of Australia’s ongoing efforts to re-affirm positive relationships with other militaries through joint practical activities. HMAS Canberra, a Canberra-Class Landing Helicopter Dock, is the flagship of the joint taskforce, able to project embarked personnel, vehicles and aircraft ashore, while providing an effective hub for control of a variety of military tasks. Canberra has been joined in the Joint Task Force by HMA Ships Success, Newcastle and Parramatta, and embarked MH-60R maritime combat helicopters and MRH-90 maritime support helicopters. A Royal Australian Air Force P8-A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft joined the Joint Task Force during several key regional visits. Indo-Pacific Endeavour also involves personnel from the Australian Army’s 2RAR and 3RAR, the Australian Army Band, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence Civilians.