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Stuart leads the way for Exercise KAKADU

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Combat Systems Operator, Able Seaman Blake Norris conducts a tour onboard HMAS Stuart with Leading Seaman Ahmed Mahmood (left) and Leading Seaman Ahafeez of the Pakistan Navy during Exercise KAKADU 2014.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Combat Systems Operator, Able Seaman Blake Norris conducts a tour onboard HMAS Stuart with Leading Seaman Ahmed Mahmood (left) and Leading Seaman Ahafeez of the Pakistan Navy during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

On the weekend, the ship’s company of Stuart, weighed anchor to mark the start of the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Exercise KAKADU sea phase kicks off with Action Stations

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Josh Little shows Commander Larry Cesista of the Philippine Navy, his console during warfare exercises for Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Josh Little shows Commander Larry Cesista of the Philippine Navy, his console during warfare exercises for Exercise KAKADU 2014.

At 0900 hours on Sunday 31 August, HMAS Sydney took the lead of 'Blue Force' Task Group 628.1, consisting of JS Hatakaze from Japan and BRP Ramon Alcaraz from the Philippines, sailing in formation from Darwin Harbour to kick off the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Coalition fleet sails for warfare at sea

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Four ships from the eight-strong coalition fleet prepare to sail from Darwin for major warfare activities at sea during Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: )

Four ships from the eight-strong coalition fleet prepare to sail from Darwin for major warfare activities at sea during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

The KAKADU 2014 fleet has sailed from Darwin to conduct major maritime warfare serials at sea in the North Australian Exercise Area including gunnery, air defence, flying operations and more.

NUSHIP Canberra employs new firefighting equipment

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra personnel test out the new fire nozzles on the ship's quarterdeck as part of damage control training onboard. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

NUSHIP Canberra personnel test out the new fire nozzles on the ship's quarterdeck as part of damage control training onboard.

NUSHIP Canberra's first duty watch teams have used the Fleet's newest fire fighting hose nozzles during training conducted on the Landing Helicopter Dock's quarterdeck while berthed in Williamstown, Victoria.

LADS flight impresses

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LEUT Ian McKellar (photographer)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight team of the Australian Hydrographic Service with Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, RAN during his visit to Cairns.
(From left) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Mark Matthews; Commanding Officer LADS Flight, LCDR David (Reg) Sowter; Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Richard Coller; Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN; and Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Brock Lewer. (photo: LEUT Ian McKellar)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight team of the Australian Hydrographic Service with Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, RAN during his visit to Cairns. (From left) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Mark Matthews; Commanding Officer LADS Flight, LCDR David (Reg) Sowter; Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Richard Coller; Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN; and Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Brock Lewer.

Taking hydrography to the sky is the unique task of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight is and one of the lesser known capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy's Australian Hydrographic Service.

Navy to receive state-of-the-art EW capability on AWDs

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Mr Simon Caire (author), Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance (photographer)

A 'bird’s eye' view from a crane of the Electronic Warfare antenna being loaded into Ship 01, the Royal Australian Navy's future Air Warfare Destroyer, Hobart. Photo courtesy of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance. (photo: Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance)

A 'bird’s eye' view from a crane of the Electronic Warfare antenna being loaded into Ship 01, the Royal Australian Navy's future Air Warfare Destroyer, Hobart. Photo courtesy of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.

The Royal Australian Navy will receive a state-of-the-art electronic warfare system as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer capability, which will improve the ability to passively detect, identify and track threats including enemy ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles.

Forty years between beachings at Lord Howe Island

Published on by MIDN Ben Johnson (author), Australian Army Public Relations (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Labuan at Lord Howe Island on August 9 during her decommissioning voyage.
 (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Labuan at Lord Howe Island on August 9 during her decommissioning voyage.

Marking 40 years since she and her sisters, HMA Ships Brunei and Buna, last retracted, HMAS Labuan has beached at the exact place of their last mission at Lord Howe Island.

Chief of Navy safety message

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Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement. (photo: )

Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement.

Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement.

Naval aviator awarded Warfare Community Medal on journey home

This article has photo gallery Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

HMAS Success's embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Odin' winches down the refueling hose, completing a HIFR (Helicopter In Flight Refuel) evolution from the flight deck as the ship and crew of HMAS Success return to Sydney's Fleet Base East, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC (Exercise Rim of the Pacific) 2014. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

HMAS Success's embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Odin' winches down the refueling hose, completing a HIFR (Helicopter In Flight Refuel) evolution from the flight deck as the ship and crew of HMAS Success return to Sydney's Fleet Base East, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC (Exercise Rim of the Pacific) 2014.

As HMAS Success approached the end of her RIMPAC deployment, Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris took advantage of the reduced tempo to recognise the contributions and achievements of personnel.

MP braves the sea to better understand naval operations

Published on by SBLT Daniel Lea (author), ABEW Matthew Hagglund (photographer)

Mr Keith Pitt MP, Member for Hinkler, on HMAS Newcastle's bridge wing during his sea ride as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program. (photo: ABEW Matthew Hagglund)

Mr Keith Pitt MP, Member for Hinkler, on HMAS Newcastle's bridge wing during his sea ride as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program.

Mr Keith Pitt MP, Federal Member for Hinkler, Queensland, recently embarked in HMAS Newcastle as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program.