HMS Diamond and Australian Navy Canberra, Sirius and Anzac working together 3 day bilateral exercise 04102021 Credit HMS Diamond Twitter
HMS Diamond is working with the Australian Navy during a three-day bilateral exercise (Picture: HMS Diamond Twitter).
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HMS Diamond demonstrates 'wonderful partnership' with Australian navy

A three-day bilateral exercise started on Sunday by testing out electronic warfare skills at a distance.

HMS Diamond and Australian Navy Canberra, Sirius and Anzac working together 3 day bilateral exercise 04102021 Credit HMS Diamond Twitter
HMS Diamond is working with the Australian Navy during a three-day bilateral exercise (Picture: HMS Diamond Twitter).

The Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond has been busy working with the Royal Australian Navy as part of a three-day bilateral exercise.

Earlier on Monday, HMS Diamond and Australian Navy ships HMAS Anzac, HMAS Canberra and HMAS Sirius refuelled, flew and tested high-end warfighting together as allies – "all within 12 hours of meeting".

In a tweet, HMS Diamond posted some of the group's progress, and said that the exercise was "a demonstration of a wonderful partnership".

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Last week sailors from the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer took part in a beach clean in Diego Garcia as part of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC).

HMS Diamond has been busy, with the ship also recently celebrating becoming the latest Royal Navy vessel to 'cross the line' and pass the equator in the presence of 'King Neptune'.