skip to navigation skip to content skip to footer

Annual Report 2013-14

Volume 1, Part 2 : Performance

Program 2.1: Operations Contributing to the Security of the Immediate Neighbourhood

Defence undertakes a variety of operations in order to preserve security and stability in our region.

Operation Gateway, which occurs up to six times a year, is a continuing maritime surveillance operation conducted in the north-eastern Indian Ocean and the South China Sea to contribute to the stability of important sea lanes.

Operation Solania is a surveillance operation to support Pacific island countries in fisheries law enforcement in the South West Pacific. There are up to four AP-3C deployments per year to the region, to coincide with operations led by the Forum Fisheries Agency, which is based in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Operation Philippines Assist was a large ADF deployment supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief following Typhoon Haiyan. Numerous Defence assets were involved, including a ship, aircraft and personnel on the ground in disaster areas.

Table 4.4: Program 2.1 deliverables

Deliverable

Status

Operation

Commenced

Objective

 

Gateway

1981

Conduct northern Indian Ocean and South China Sea maritime surveillance patrols

Met

Solania

1988

Conduct South West Pacific maritime surveillance patrols

Met

Anode

2003–13

Support the coalition police forces in maintaining the rule of law in Solomon Islands

Met

Operation Anode concluded on 30 September 2013.

Philippines Assist

2013

Support the whole-of-government contribution to the international humanitarian and disaster relief operations as requested by the Philippines Government

Met

Table 4.5: Program 2.1 key performance indicators

Key performance indicator

Status

ADF operations meet their stated objective within the Government’s guidance

Met

ADF forces are effectively deployed and sustained

Met

ADF forces are withdrawn for reconstitution when they are no longer required

Met