HMAS Parramatta successfully launched an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) in a test off the east coast of Australia. The ESSM is a short range, self defence weapon, optimised for anti-ship missile defence.
This is the official Royal Australian Navy YouTube Playlist for the International Fleet Review 2013.
In late 2011, the Chief of Navy (CN) - Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN extended an invitation to over 50 nations to send a warship and/or tall ship to participate in an International Fleet Review (IFR) to be held in Sydney from 3 - 11 October 2013. The Review is being held to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet into Sydney.
The IFR is a high profile international event and Navy's signature commemorative event for 2013. Planned in partnership with the NSW State Government and the City of Sydney, it is anticipated that approximately 40 visiting warships and 12 tall ships will participate in this historic event.