Section: Fleet

Clearing the Sea Training Backlog

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commander Individual Training (CIT), CMDR Marc Pavillard RAN, (right) discusses the current status of the training pipeline with the new incoming CIT Commander Andrew Fraser RAN, at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney.

The ‘sea training backlog’ has been reduced by 70 per cent since 2011 through the  improved control of the training pipeline according to the figures in Training Force.

Sirius Breaks Records

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard

HMAS Sirius has concluded her participation in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13). The Exercise, held every two years, is the largest combined air, land and sea military training exercise regularly undertaken by the ADF and forces from the United States. These combined exercises aim to improve training and the ability of the ADF and United States military to operate with each other.

Undewater Robots Used for Exercise Mapping

Published on by LEUT Tony White (author), CPL Jake Sims (photographer)

Defence Science and Technology Organisation engineers James Gourley (left) and Phil Jackson retrieve a Slocum Glider off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland, as part of the buildup to Exercise Talisman Saber 2013. (photo: CPL Jake Sims)

Defence Science and Technology Organisation engineers James Gourley (left) and Phil Jackson retrieve a Slocum Glider off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland, as part of the buildup to Exercise Talisman Saber 2013.

A Defence Science Technology Organisation (DSTO) team was deployed to the Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 exercise area in early July to demonstrate and evaluate the potential Defence benefits of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for long duration remote sensing of the under sea environment.


Fleet Air Arm Museum honours Windy Geale

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (rtd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Memorabilia of the late Lieutenant Commander Robert Edward Norman 'Windy' Geale, MBE, RAN (rtd), donated by the Geale family to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, New South Wales.

The Windy Geale Archive and Library was named at a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra on 25th July in a fitting tribute to a man known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the people, places and events associated with the Fleet Air Arm.

Australian Clearance Diving Team One demonstrate Maritime Counter Terrorism-Explosive Ordnance Disposal skills

Published on by LEUT Ryan Kelly (author)

CPOCD Darren Smith (R) from Australian Clearance Diving Team One shows Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN some of the equipment the Clearance Divers use on missions. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

CPOCD Darren Smith (R) from Australian Clearance Diving Team One shows Commander Australian Fleet, RADM Tim Barrett AM, CSC, RAN some of the equipment the Clearance Divers use on missions.

Australian Clearance Diving Team One (AUSCDT ONE) recently showcased their newly developed Maritime Counter Terrorism-Explosive Ordnance Disposal (MCT-EOD) capability to Fleet Command.

Mine Hunter Coastal visits Pacific Communities

Published on by LCDR Aaron Cox (author)

Gascoyne's Ship's Company smile for the camera. (photo: )

Gascoyne's Ship's Company smile for the camera.

HMAS Gascoyne has continued her South West Pacific deployment, sailing into Port Vila in Vanuatu.

RMI 2 capability upgrade welcomed by squadron

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Dan Cochrane RAN, Lieutenant Sash Zorin RAN, Lieutenant Commander Steve Hancock RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb with the Bell 429 helicopter. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L-R) Sub Lieutenant Dan Cochrane RAN, Lieutenant Sash Zorin RAN, Lieutenant Commander Steve Hancock RAN and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben Webb with the Bell 429 helicopter.

The recent announcement that the Bell 429 helicopters operated under Navy’s Retention and Motivation Initiative 2 (RMI 2) have had a capability upgrade was welcomed by 723 Squadron.

Seahawk Tiger 80 set for TALISMAN SABER

Published on by LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk Helicopter 'Tiger 80', currently embarked on HMAS Perth, flies past the Spanish combat support ship ESPS Cantabria after launching to conduct night flying operations as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Royal Australian Navy Seahawk Helicopter 'Tiger 80', currently embarked on HMAS Perth, flies past the Spanish combat support ship ESPS Cantabria after launching to conduct night flying operations as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

A Seahawk and its crew from 816 Squadron have been specially detached to HMAS Perth for Exercise TALISMAN SABER in the waters off Central Queensland.

Cantabria's support during TALISMAN SABER 2013

This article has photo gallery Published on by Lt. Indalecio Núñez (author)

USS Momsen alongside ESPS Cantabria conducting RAS operations in the Coral Sea. (photo: Unknown)

USS Momsen alongside ESPS Cantabria conducting RAS operations in the Coral Sea.

The Spanish Combat Support Ship ESPS Cantabria deployed to Australia since February, is currently in the Coral Sea participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER 13 providing logistic support to United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships.

Exercise TALISMAN SABER fleet prepares for battle

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Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

Ship's company from Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth keep watch from the gun directional platform during an air defence exercise held during Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013.

Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region.