Section: Fleet

Navy Airborne Survey for Papua New Guinea waters

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Mr Matt Collins (photographer)

LADS flight Dash 8 200 aircraft on the runway in Rabaul, New Guinea. In the background is the volcano which erupted in 1994, resulting in most of the habitants of Rabaul moving further around Rabaul Harbour to Kokopo. (photo: Mr Matt Collins)

LADS flight Dash 8 200 aircraft on the runway in Rabaul, New Guinea. In the background is the volcano which erupted in 1994, resulting in most of the habitants of Rabaul moving further around Rabaul Harbour to Kokopo.

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight has just commenced a five week deployment to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

NUSHIP Brisbane completes CAT 5 trials and cooks up a storm

This article has photo gallery Published on by POML-C Nicholas Pearce (author), LEUT Thomas Rodgers (author), Unknown (photographer)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

NUSHIP Brisbane at sea conducting CAT 5 trials assisted by HMAS Hobart.

NUSHIP Brisbane has recently completed her Category 5 (CAT 5) Sea Trials off the coast of Adelaide. During CAT 5 Sea Trials, the functional performance of the Mission System as a whole is verified.

 

Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

Published on by MIDN Emily Tanner (author), French Marine Nationale (photographer)

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently. (photo: French Marine Nationale )

(L-R) Royal Australian Navy Guided Missile Frigate HMAS Newcastle exercises with the Jean d'Arc Task Group of French Naval Ships Dixmude and Surcouf in waters to the north of Australia recently.

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew's warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently.

 

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Reservists tour HMAS Anzac in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author and photographer)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment. (photo: SBLT Max Logan)

Philippine Navy Reservists view HMAS Anzac's MH60-R helicopter while conducting a ship tour during Exercise LUMBAS 2018, as part of the South East Asia Deployment.

Reserve members of the Philippine Navy (PN) were shown an insider’s view of an Anzac-class frigate during a ship tour in Cebu recently.

 

'Excellence Under Pressure' - enhancing inter agency relations

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns (author and photographer)

NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.  (photo: CPOMED(U) Zamri Burns)

NSW Ambulance and SUMU staff conducting water rescue training at HMAS Penguin.

A perfect day in Sydney’s Middle Harbour set the scene for the first of many waterborne rescue exercises for the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) based at HMAS Penguin.

 

22 years celebrated in Cebu

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely (centre), with senior officers of the RAN, Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines during the Exercise LUMBAS opening ceremony onboard Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely (centre), with senior officers of the RAN, Philippine Navy and Armed Forces of the Philippines during the Exercise LUMBAS opening ceremony onboard Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz.

HMAS Anzac has reached 22 years of commissioned service on an eventful day that also marked the opening of bilateral Exercise LUMBAS in Cebu, Philippines.

 

Two’s company for LHDs

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

HMA Ships Adelaide (right) and Canberra depart Sydney Harbour, NSW

The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.

 

Capability on display for launch of NUSHIP Sydney

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

NUSHIP Sydney awaits her launch at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. (photo: Department of Defence)

NUSHIP Sydney awaits her launch at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide.

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched during a ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The Hobart Class Destroyer Sydney carries a proud name and is a significant warfighting enhancement to Australia’s fleet.

Diver diplomacy the winner at DIVEX 18

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author and photographer), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Members of the People’s Liberation Army Navy pose with an Australian Navy Clearance Diver LEUT Andrew Thomas and a kangaroo during DIVEX 18 on the Australian south east coast. (photo: LEUT Geoff Long)

Members of the People’s Liberation Army Navy pose with an Australian Navy Clearance Diver LEUT Andrew Thomas and a kangaroo during DIVEX 18 on the Australian south east coast.

Regional relationships have been strengthened following the completion of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX).