Section: Fleet

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).

MV Sycamore supporting HATS with embarked aviation operations

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723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore. (photo: Unknown)

723 Squadron instructors conduct deck landings to achieve their Deck Landing Qualifications on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore.

It was a week of “firsts” when instructors from HMAS Albatross’s 723 Squadron (Joint Helicopter School) commenced training with the Royal Australian Navy’s new-generation training ship MV Sycamore.

Arunta upgrade marks milestone for frigates

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Arunta during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Arunta during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia.

The Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance has achieved a critical milestone with the removal of HMAS Arunta’s mast during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP).

 

Submariners - Fit to Fight

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.   (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Physical fitness plays a significant role in maintaining a force which is fit to fight, and for Navy submariners at sea maintaining this high state of readiness is now a little easier.

ADF trains with partners at Ex BERSAMA SHIELD 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba and Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Lekir (26) dispatch their boarding parties in Toowoomba's rigid hull inflatable boats during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Toowoomba and Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD Lekir (26) dispatch their boarding parties in Toowoomba's rigid hull inflatable boats during Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2018.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken to the sea and skies of Malaysia and Singapore to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations.

 

Navy joins France under Southern Cross

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), CPL Kyle Genner (photographer)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018. (photo: CPL Kyle Genner)

HMAS Choules, alongside in Noumea, New Caledonia, is preparing to conduct Exercise CROIX DU SUD 2018.

The RAN’s Amphibious landing ship HMAS Choules and Coastal Mine Hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Yarra have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase Australia’s ability to operate alongside regional nations.

 

Warships weigh anchor as Exercise KOMODO concludes

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

HMAS Anzac's crew fall in for Procedure Alpha during a formation foxtrot sail past on completion of Exercise KOMODO 2018. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

HMAS Anzac's crew fall in for Procedure Alpha during a formation foxtrot sail past on completion of Exercise KOMODO 2018.

The third iteration of Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO (MNEK) has drawn to a close off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia.