Defence will build a Maritime Security Training Centre in Darwin to facilitate training of Royal Australian Navy and other Australian Defence Force members for maritime-security operations.
FILE PHOTO: Special Air Service Regiment soldiers prepare to secure a ship’s bridge during martime counter-terrorism training. Photo by Corporal Christopher Dickson.
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said the Maritime Security Training Centre would support Northern Australia based ADF members in the maintenance of competencies required to undertake operational boarding tasks.
“The new facility will cater for an expected increase in training requirements associated with the new Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to conduct border protection and maritime patrol missions alongside other Australian vessels and with regional partners,” Minister Reynolds said.
EDITOR’S NOTE: After CONTACT removed the party-political elements from the press release, there wasn’t much left 😉