Topic: Strategy

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.

Spiritual wellbeing key to resilience in warfare

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chaplain Cornelis Bosch, RAN, (left) chats with Able Seaman Ryan Kimber on the wharf at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy chaplains from across Australia descended on Canberra recently to take part in an annual forum that helps reinforce the relevance of the role in a modern fighting force.

Naval apprentices excel at outplacement

Published on by Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance (author)

NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

NUSHIP Hobart conducts sea trials in the Gulf St Vincent off the coast of Adelaide South Australia.

Royal Australian Navy apprentices have been working directly with industry in Adelaide, building on their initial trade training, and at the same time becoming part the next phase of naval warfare from the ground up.

International friendships strengthened in crisis

This article has photo gallery Published on by By LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise NGA TAHI. (photo: Unknown)

HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise NGA TAHI.

The Royal Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Navies took part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off the east coast of New Zealand late last year.

Defence Chief launches ‘Navy and the Nation’

Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

Director Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson,  Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd), Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, at the launch of the book 'The Navy and the Nation', held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

Director Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson, Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC, (Retd), Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, and Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC, at the launch of the book 'The Navy and the Nation', held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Despite the oft sung words in the national anthem, Australians live often detached from the reality that “…our home is girt by sea”. In Canberra on 30 January, senior Defence leaders gathered at the Australian War Memorial to help launch a book that highlights Australia’s reliance on sea trade and a formidable Navy to protect sea lanes and prosperity.