Australian HMAS Canberra. Photo/east asia forum
CANBERRA – Australia will join the United States (US) and Japan in plans to hold military exercises in the South China Sea with its largest fleet, HMAS Canberra Australia.
Participation in the exercise also reflects support for the Philippines, which has frequently been in conflict with China in contested waters.
However, it was revealed that the Philippines could not take part in this exercise due to limitations in terms of military logistics.
Following are the advantages of Australia’s HMAS Canberra which was used for combat training in the South China Sea:
Australia’s HMAS Canberra Excellence Used for Joint Military Exercises in the South China Sea
1. Multifunction Capability
HMAS Canberra is a helicopter-class amphibious carrier, designed to serve a variety of roles. It is capable of transporting and launching amphibious troops, combat vehicles, and attack and transport helicopters.
Its multifunctional capabilities make it an invaluable asset in a variety of situations, such as humanitarian assistance, natural disaster relief, military operations and joint exercises with allied countries.
2. Advanced Technology
HMAS Canberra is built on the latest technology enabling state-of-the-art communications, navigation and surveillance.
A modern system of radars, sensors and surveillance devices enables the ship to detect potential threats and participate in a wider range of maritime surveillance operations.
3. Large Troop Transport Capacity
One of the main advantages of HMAS Canberra is its ability to transport large troops.