The RAN’s perspective on the New Maritime Strategy

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					The RAN’s perspective on the New
               Maritime Strategy
 37th IFPA-Fletcher Conference on National Security and Policy




                           Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, RAN
                                     Naval Attaché Washington
                                                      27 Sep 07
    Scope
   The RAN and International
    engagement
   Supporting the New Maritime
    Strategy
     - (International Ship and Port Security
       Code, Proliferation Security
       Initiative, Global Maritime
       Partnership)

   Future Initiatives
   Conclusions and Questions
    RAN Levels of International Engagement
   Strategic
     – CN dialogue / reciprocal visits with counterparts
     – Established Navy HQ level Navy to Navy Talks
     – International Fora
   Operational / Functional
     – Fleet Commander visits to regional counterparts
     – RAN participation in combined multi-lateral and bi-lateral
       operations and exercises
   Tactical
     - Ship visits, PASSEXs
     - Individual Training, Training Exchanges
RAN Outcomes sought
   Interoperability
   Regional capacity building
   Integration
   Continued engagement with
    allies and regional navies
   Technology
   Continued Dialogue
   Access to the region
    Supporting the New Maritime Strategy
   Pacific Patrol Boat Program
     - Prompted by Law of the Sea Convention
     - First Boat delivered to in 1987
     - Maritime Surveillance Advisors (& Technical)

         PNG – 4              Fiji - 3
         FSM – 3              Kiribati – 1
         Tonga – 3            Cook Is – 1
         Solomon Is – 2       Palua – 1
         Marshall Is - 1      Samoa – 1
         Vanuatu - 1          Tuvalu – 1
Supporting the New Maritime Strategy


   International Ship and Port
    Security Code
   Proliferation Security
    Initiative
     - Focussed on WMD
     - 80 Countries involved

   Global Maritime Partnership
Future
Regional Cooperation is
 Critical
   Agree on common threats
   Maritime Domain Awareness
    (MDA)
   Joint / Combined Operations
    Centres
   Training, Exercises and
    Exchanges
   Strengthen regional and global
    fora
    Conclusion

   Navies are well placed for regional engagement
   RAN has a strong history
   Interaction at three levels
   RAN participates in many regional exercises and
    activities
   Aim to build confidence, capacity and
    interoperability to meet common threats

				
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