Topic: Fleet Support Unit

Deployable maintenance teams a force-multiplier

Published on by LCdr Louis-Philippe Menard (author)

Sailors from the Fleet Support Unit conduct maintenance work on the Canadian frigate HMCS Regina, alongside Brisbane, Australia. (photo: )

Sailors from the Fleet Support Unit conduct maintenance work on the Canadian frigate HMCS Regina, alongside Brisbane, Australia.

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.

Navy achieves significant cost savings through Indigenous Procurement partnership

Published on by Ms Rachael Reynolds (author)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Manager Project Mutatio, Mr Rod Thompson; Deputy Director Resources at Fleet Support Unit, Ms Kellie Naylor; and Executive Director of Fleet Support Unit, Captain Greg Laxton.

A successful partnership between the Navy’s Fleet Support Unit and the Indigenous company Willyama Indigenous ICT Services has paid dividends for the Royal Australian Navy - resulting in significant cost savings and increased productivity.

‘Useful Belief’ adopted by Fleet Support staff around Australia

Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Author Chris Helder speaks with officers and sailors from Fleet Support Unit - North about the benefit of a constructive mindset using the concept of Useful Belief, in a lecture conducted at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Author Chris Helder speaks with officers and sailors from Fleet Support Unit - North about the benefit of a constructive mindset using the concept of Useful Belief, in a lecture conducted at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin.

Sailors and officers posted to the Navy’s Fleet Support Units have had the rare opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s foremost experts on communication and mindset.

Navy tech turns his back on the civvie world to re-join

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Brad Barr chose returning to Navy over a senior Defence industry role. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Brad Barr chose returning to Navy over a senior Defence industry role.

Like many others before him, Petty Officer Brad Barr found re-entry to active Navy service to be a reasonably straightforward process, with a smooth transition back into the team.

Leading Seaman returns to Navy without a hitch

Published on by Mrs Rachael Reynolds (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Chad Freund found re-entry to Navy was a smooth process. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Chad Freund found re-entry to Navy was a smooth process.

When Leading Seaman Chad Freund left the Royal Australian Navy in 2012 he didn’t think he would be back in uniform six years later.

Navy members at HMAS Stirling receive industry recognised training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Graduating class of Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Skill Set course with instructors.
Back row, L-R: AB Boatswains Mates Blake Friend and Callaghan Crossley-Murr; LS Boatswains Mate John Jontvedt; and AB Boatswains Mates James Beresford, Hannah Graham, and Kurt Wade-Cooper.
Front row, L-R: South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer Jim Ragg; LS Boatswains Mates Owen Curtin and Rohan Baber; AB Boatswains Mates Jacob Webber, Philip Marks and Kaylin Coleman; and South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer, Stewart Parris. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Graduating class of Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Application - Skill Set course with instructors. Back row, L-R: AB Boatswains Mates Blake Friend and Callaghan Crossley-Murr; LS Boatswains Mate John Jontvedt; and AB Boatswains Mates James Beresford, Hannah Graham, and Kurt Wade-Cooper. Front row, L-R: South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer Jim Ragg; LS Boatswains Mates Owen Curtin and Rohan Baber; AB Boatswains Mates Jacob Webber, Philip Marks and Kaylin Coleman; and South Metropolitan TAFE WA Surface Finishing Lecturer, Stewart Parris.

A group of Boatswains Mates from various RAN units around Australia recently completed a Statement of Attainment in Surface Preparation and Coating Application at Fleet Support Unit West (FSU-W) Surface Finishing Unit HMAS Stirling.

National planning approach at FSU delivers outcome

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Kerrie Moore (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Cameron Campbell, of Fleet Support Unit-South East (Sydney) welds 12.7mm Browning machine gun mounts in the armoury of HMAS Glenelg. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Marine Technician Cameron Campbell, of Fleet Support Unit-South East (Sydney) welds 12.7mm Browning machine gun mounts in the armoury of HMAS Glenelg.

A national approach to planning by Fleet Support Unit (FSU) is facilitating delivery of a simple goal: to enable seaworthiness through maintenance and repair.

Fleet Support Unit enhancements assist Navy capability

Published on by Mr Martin Drebber (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Head Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence, RAN (centre front), and Navy Engineering Command Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Christopher Rowley (front centre left), are flanked by Fleet Support Unit Australia and Fleet Support Unit - South East personnel in the workshop at Garden Island, Sydney, after completing HMAS Parramatta's External Maintenance Period.

Navy is rebuilding the Fleet Support Unit (FSU) in order to enhance the capability of technical sailors to conduct maintenance and manufacturing when they are at sea.

Sailors benefit from industry secondments

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Mr James McPherson (author), Ms Kerrie Moore (author), Wildbear TV (videographer)

RAN members, hosted by industry partner Thales, participating in the Navy FSU Technical Mastery Secondment Program at Fleet Base East. (photo: )

RAN members, hosted by industry partner Thales, participating in the Navy FSU Technical Mastery Secondment Program at Fleet Base East.

Navy’s Fleet Support Unit regularly outplaces members with a variety of Defence industry partners to share skills and experience.

Navy helps Bofors gun find a new home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia.

A 40/60 Bofors gun has found a new home at the Aviation Heritage Museum after a combined effort from Navy, the Aviation Heritage Museum and the Western Australian Museum to prepare the gun for display.