Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)
HMAS Hobart’s successful missile firing might have marked the most spectacular capability upgrade for Navy’s destroyer fleet last week, but it was just one of several key improvements made to the RAN’s most advanced platforms.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)
After departing from Fleet Base West in April, HMAS Sheean returned to her homeport to the delight of waiting families and friends - among those was Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Doug Theobald.
Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)
HMAS Hobart (III) has become the first Hobart class Guided Missile Destroyer to fire a missile in Australian waters, firing an SM-2 Standard Missile in the East Australian Exercise Area against an unmanned target during trials off the coast of New South Wales, achieving excellent results.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, and his New Zealand counterpart, Air Marshal Kevin Short, paid a visit to Fleet Base West recently as part of a tour of Western Australian Defence facilities.
Published on by LCdr Louis-Philippe Menard (author)
Projecting naval power into other regions of the world requires a significant sustainment effort, and Canadian frigate HMCS Regina recently received a welcome boost when a small team of technicians from the RAN’s Fleet Support Unit showed up in Brisbane to lend a hand.