Topic: HMAS Newcastle (F06)
HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney en route for her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.
While she may be the last Australian guided missile frigate to deploy to Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle is the first to deploy on operations with an MH-60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.
En route to the Middle East as part of the latest Royal Australian Navy crew to deploy for Operation MANITOU is one officer who feels very at home on his hometown’s namesake ship.
The ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle was overwhelmed by a show of enthusiasm and public support during a recent visit to their namesake city.
Bluetooth headsets could soon be introduced onto the bridges of Australian frigates thanks to the enterprise and innovation of two young engineers onboard HMAS Newcastle.
Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.
South Queensland has celebrated the Royal Australian Navy’s footprint in the region with a calendar of events from Maroochydore to Currumbin.
Commanding a task group during the Royal Australian Navy’s largest multi-lateral exercise is about managing fatigue, thinking on your feet and trusting your experience says Commander Mark Sirois.
Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD wrapped up on 10 September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia.
Just three days into the sea phase of Exercise KAKADU, a task group of six international warships has been locked in a steady battle of anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.