Topic: Helicopters

The future of Navy maritime tactical unmanned air systems

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

The Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

The Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Images of remotely piloted aircraft soaring over a naval fleet might seem like an ultramodern picture. But unmanned aircraft are nothing new to the Fleet Air Arm, which has provided remotely piloted targets for gunnery practice since 1953.

Skeletor retires after sterling service

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author and photographer)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East. (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Navy Seahawk Helicopter N24-011 takes off for one last time at Australia's main operating base in the Middle East.

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter 'Skeletor' has flown its last operational flight after a career logging 6,200 airframe hours and spanning more than 28 years of service.

Technical training takes a bow

Published on by LEUT Daniel Vale (author)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course. (photo: Unknown)

The last of the S-70B- 2 Aviation Technicians graduating at HMAS Albatross for the hangar maintenance team course.

A pioneering training program is drawing to a close with the last class of Australian Navy-trained Seahawk Bravo aviation technicians graduating.

Upgrades complete for Anzac class

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Felicity Petrie (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

The Australian Navy's eight Anzac class frigates are now all back in the water post anti-ship missile defence upgrades, with HMAS Stuart undocking at the Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.

Deep diving into innovation

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell  with an award for the best  innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell with an award for the best innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm recently presented the first of an ongoing series of events dedicated to celebrating and inspiring innovation.