Section: Fleet

Trans-Tasman ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter approaches the flight deck of Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Te Kaha, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. (photo: Unknown)

A Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter approaches the flight deck of Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Te Kaha, during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017.

HMAS Adelaide’s embarked MRH-90 Taipan multi-role helicopter brought to life the ship’s motto, ‘United for the Common Good’ conducting cross-deck operations with a New Zealand frigate.

Mine hunters conduct advance force operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author), ABCIS Albert Majtenyi (photographer)

Crew members from HMAS Huon and 723 Squadron practice personnel transfers during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABCIS Albert Majtenyi)

Crew members from HMAS Huon and 723 Squadron practice personnel transfers during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

HMAS Huon has tested a critical piece of mine countermeasures equipment and practiced helicopter operations as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

HMAS Parramatta tops up tanks

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMNZS Endeavour as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMNZS Endeavour as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

When you’re on the run from enemy submarines, defending against hostile aircraft, and fighting to maintain sea control, it’s always good to know that food, fuel and essential supplies are not far away.

South-West welcome for Anzac

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

HMAS Anzac is welcomed to Albany by Harbour Master CAPT Gary Wilson and Southern Ports Authority personnel for her first visit since 2014. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

HMAS Anzac is welcomed to Albany by Harbour Master CAPT Gary Wilson and Southern Ports Authority personnel for her first visit since 2014.

HMAS Anzac has arrived in her adopted home port of Albany for a short respite visit after a number of weeks honing war fighting skills in Western Australian waters.

Watson's wonderful place of worship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson chapel. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chaplain Colin Tett, RAN, stands out the front of the HMAS Watson chapel.

Whitewashed walls and giant windows of HMAS Watson’s chapel shine like a beacon in the morning sun atop Sydney’s South Head.

Fleet's support capability gets Sirius boost

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Sirius passes the Sydney Opera House to commence her journey back to her home port in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Sirius passes the Sydney Opera House to commence her journey back to her home port in Western Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment capability is operating at capacity once again with HMAS Sirius back in the brine after four months of maintenance at Captain Cook Graving Dock, Garden Island.

Real-time readiness for Adelaide’s medical team

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer), POIS Andrew Dakin (photographer)

Aircrewman from HMAS Adelaide conduct helicopter winching during Aeromedical Evacuation training on the flight deck during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017. (photo: POIS Andrew Dakin)

Aircrewman from HMAS Adelaide conduct helicopter winching during Aeromedical Evacuation training on the flight deck during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2017.

Navy’s frontline medical staff in HMAS Adelaide have been training as they would fight in a recent aero-medical evacuation scenario off the south west Australian coast.

Forces integrate during multi-nation exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

An embarked MRH-90 helicopter from HMAS Adelaide conducts a vertical replenishment, as HMAS Success transfers fuel to Adelaide during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

Warships from Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Spain are currently exercising off the Western Australian coast honing war-fighting skills and enhancing joint operating procedures.

Romeo keen to explore capabilities

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta's MH60-R helicopter, Black Jack, waits on the flight deck ready for refuelling during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta's MH60-R helicopter, Black Jack, waits on the flight deck ready for refuelling during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17, off the coast of Western Australia.

HMAS Parramatta’s anti submarine capabilities were put to the test recently as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER, being held off the Western Australian coast.

Bravo, bravo to outgoing Seahawk

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Lieutenant Luke Mein from 816 Squadron in the cockpit of Seahawk S70B-2 which is on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Lieutenant Luke Mein from 816 Squadron in the cockpit of Seahawk S70B-2 which is on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

This year’s Avalon International Airshow marks a changing of the guard for the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter fleet.