Topic: Weapons and Decoys

Hobart strikes in Australian first

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Hobart (III) conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE). (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Hobart (III) conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE).

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.

Australian officer awarded US medal for missile defence work

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely.

A Royal Australian Navy Officer has been awarded the United States Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his work in helping to develop defences against anti-ship missiles.

Canberra tests anti-ship missile defence

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), ABIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018. (photo: ABIS Tara Byrne)

Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Damien Jennings and Seaman Electronic Warfare operator Matthew McPherson manning the console in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Canberra during a Nulka trial as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2018.

Amphibious ship HMAS Canberra has tested one of its key defensive capabilities off the south coast of New South Wales.

 

Fleet Air Arm gains 'Advanced Precision'

Published on by LEUT Ian Donovan (author), Unknown (photographer)

LS Michael Bennet and PO John Gallagher receive instruction on the fitment of the Digital Rocket Launcher to the weapons loading simulator in Training Authority - Aviation at HMAS Albatross. (photo: Unknown)

LS Michael Bennet and PO John Gallagher receive instruction on the fitment of the Digital Rocket Launcher to the weapons loading simulator in Training Authority - Aviation at HMAS Albatross.

MH-60R instructors from Training Authority Aviation (TA-AVN) were sent back to school recently in order to learn the nuances of the latest weapon for the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters; the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS).

No shortage of milestones for DDG-39

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Craig Walton (photographer), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

HMAS Hobart (III) fires a round from her Mk45 Mod 6 5-inch gun during test firing off the east coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Craig Walton)

HMAS Hobart (III) fires a round from her Mk45 Mod 6 5-inch gun during test firing off the east coast of Australia.

HMAS Hobart has achieved a number of firsts for her class and the Royal Australian Navy over the past several weeks off the east coast of Australia.

Check safe - weapons proficient

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bambabas Dewis at the Weapons Training Simulation System located at Duntroon, Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bambabas Dewis at the Weapons Training Simulation System located at Duntroon, Canberra.

A key component of the Navy mission to fight and win at sea, is for certain personnel to always be proficient in weapons handling and operation.

Proliferation security initiatives come to Cairns

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Paul Tucker (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17  held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.  (photo: CPL Bill Solomou)

Royal Australian Navy Boarding Party personnel demonstrate a search on a simulated suspect vessel during the Live Exercise demonstration at the Proliferation Security Initiative, Exercise Pacific Protector, 17 held at HMAS Cairns on September 9.

Navy has been in the thick of Australia’s commitment to international proliferation security initiatives, helping host Exercise PACIFIC PROTECTOR 17 in Cairns.

Training increase no challenge for innovative team

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature
Behaviours. (photo: Unknown)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature Behaviours.

Navy personnel at the West Head Gunnery School in Victoria have been praised for their innovation to resolve an issue that could have arisen as the Royal Australian Navy’s shipbuilding program gathers pace.

Small arms maintenance monitored

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Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle.

Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.

Waller hits the mark

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HMAS Waller crew on the boat after a perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Waller crew on the boat after a perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.

As the sun set on May 13, spirits were high in the control room of HMAS Waller after the crew’s perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.