The Australian Navy warship, HMAS Ballarat, is profitable a goodwill revisit to Vietnam from 4 to 8 Jun 2017. The pier revisit is approaching to strengthen a attribute between a dual navies and to raise a republic to republic ties between Australia and Vietnam.
The guided barb frigate HMAS Ballarat arrived in Da Nang currently with a organisation of 29 officers and 159 sailors. The Commander and organisation will accommodate with officers and sailors from a Vietnamese People’s Navy to rivet in a operation of goodwill activities and to control a veteran sell on boat operations.
The organisation will also attend in a accessible sporting activity with a organisation of Brigade 172 of a Vietnamese People’s Navy as good as holding advantage of a event to try Vietnam’s abounding enlightenment and to accommodate a people of Vietnam.
Present during a reception, Colonel Nerolie McDonald, Australian Defence Attaché in Vietnam, settled “This revisit is an glorious event to build on a Australia-Vietnam counterclaim team-work attribute that commenced in 1999 and has grown in distance and complexity given that time. Since 1999, a Australian Defence Force has lerned over 1,500 Vietnam People’s Army officers in Vietnam and Australia and is now aiding a Vietnam People’s Army to ready for United Nations peacekeeping operations. we know that a officers and organisation of HMAS Ballarat are looking brazen to their revisit to Da Nang as one of a highlights of their deployment.”
HMAS Ballarat is ordered by Commander David Landon, CSM, Royal Australian Navy (RAN). HMAS Ballarat is an ANZAC Class guided barb frigate with roles including atmosphere defence, anti-submarine and aspect warfare, surveillance, ban and reconnaissance.
Weighing 3,600 tons and 118 metres in length, HMAS Ballarat is armed with Evolved Sea Sparrow surface-to-air missiles, Harpoon Block 2 Anti-ship missiles, a Mk 45 127 millimetre gun and 6 Mk 32 shoot tubes. HMAS Ballarat is also propitious with a moody rug and a hangar for a multi-role S-70B-2 Sea Hawk helicopter and has a tip speed of 27 knots.
HMAS Ballarat is a 23rd Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warship creation a goodwill revisit to Vietnam given shared counterclaim family were established.
By Linh Bui