Topic: Exercise KAKADU

Don't mind the Gap Year

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Seaman Combat Systems Operator Zachary Davis at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Navy’s 'try before you buy' program provided experiences a lifetime which are now the basis for a career in electronic warfare for one sailor.

 

Warramunga engages with regional neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author and photographer), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee. (photo: LCDR Fiona Eggans)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee.

New friends and cultural experiences were highlights for the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga when they visited Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam recently.

Battle tanker increases warfighting reach

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), CMDR Chloe Wootten (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMA Ships Warramunga and Success conduct a duel replenishment at sea with HMCS Vancouver in the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMA Ships Warramunga and Success conduct a duel replenishment at sea with HMCS Vancouver in the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

HMAS Success has proven her worth once again, supporting task group exercises in Australia's north recently.

Submarine returns from successful deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean comes alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West after being deployed for five months. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean comes alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West after being deployed for five months.

After an extensive five month deployment in south-east Asia, Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean steamed back into Fleet Base West, in Rockingham, Western Australia last week.  

Boarding techniques refined

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

HMAS Glenelg and her sea boat stand off Discovery III during a fisheries boarding exercise during Exercise KAKADU off the coast of Darwin, NT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Glenelg and her sea boat stand off Discovery III during a fisheries boarding exercise during Exercise KAKADU off the coast of Darwin, NT.

Australia’s closest neighbours had the opportunity to observe Royal Australian Navy tactics, techniques and procedures in real-time as minor war vessels conducted boarding operation training off the coast of Darwin during Exercise KAKADU.

Warfare dynasty in the making

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps of HMAS Success on the forecastle of her ship, alongside Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Maritime Warfare Officer Lieutenant Hannah Phelps of HMAS Success on the forecastle of her ship, alongside Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.

Lieutenant Hannah Phelps joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Maritime Warfare Officer because she thought it would be an “exciting and rewarding career”.

Exercising Task Group muscles

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN on the bridge wing of his ship as they conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Success during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commanding Officer HMAS Newcastle, Commander Mark Sirois, RAN on the bridge wing of his ship as they conduct a replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Success during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

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.

Observers absorb wartime lessons during exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), SGT Shane Gidall (photographer)

Regional partners tour the Darwin Military Museum during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Regional partners tour the Darwin Military Museum during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

International observers at the recent Exercise KAKADU in Darwin made time to appreciate Australia’s military and cultural history, touring the Darwin Military Museum and Second World War Oil Storage Tunnels.

Exercise KAKADU proves potency of combined forces

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Canadian Navy Ship, HMCS Vancouver sails with Republic of Singapore Navy ships, RSS Vigour and RSS Valiant through the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Canadian Navy Ship, HMCS Vancouver sails with Republic of Singapore Navy ships, RSS Vigour and RSS Valiant through the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

Exercise KAKADU has come to a close in the north of Australia with 19 ships and submarines showing Navy can rapidly deploy a large number of major fleet units and lead a multinational maritime force.

Warfighting Warramunga

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga fires their Mk 45 5 inch gun the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Warramunga fires their Mk 45 5 inch gun the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

From hunting submarines by moonlight to engaging and defeating surface and air targets by day, HMAS Warramunga is proving to be a highly potent warship as she continues to participate in Exercise KAKADU 16 and lead Combined Task Group 628.1.