Section: Fleet

Dust Settles on Helicopter Brownouts

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Tim Grabert (author)

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stewart Training Area. (photo: )

Multi Role Helicopter (MRH-90) Taipan at Mount Stewart Training Area.

MRH-90 Taipan Helicopter crews will soon be able to operate with increased safety in dusty conditions, thanks to an extensive test program that was conducted at the Mount Stewart Training Area to determine how to best overcome the dangers associated with 'brownouts.' 

Choules Centrepiece on Australia Day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Choules amongst the Sydney Harbour traffic during the 2014 Australia Day celebrations.

HMAS Choules held centre stage for Australia Day festivities in Sydney Harbour this weekend.

Mobile Survey Team Home From Antarctic Mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), ABHSO Roek Dyer (photographer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp Surveying Newcomb Bay. (photo: ABHSO Dyer)

Antarctic Survey Vessel Wyatt Earp Surveying Newcomb Bay.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Deployable Geospatial Support Team returned this week from an important six week Antarctic mission to collect essential data for nautical navigational charts and scientific research.

Queensland homecoming for new HMAS Cairns Executive Officer

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), LSET Luke Adams (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns. (photo: Department of Defence)

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe, pictured here during Exercise RIMPAC 06, has taken up the role of Executive Officer (XO) at shore establishment HMAS Cairns.

Lieutenant Commander Ange Googe has made a welcomed move back to her home state of Queensland where she took over the role of Executive Officer at shore establishment HMAS Cairns this week.

Inaccurate reporting of Navy capability

Published on by Vice Admiral Ray Griggs Chief of Navy (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.
 (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean in formation.

The article in the Sydney Morning Herald entitled ‘Submarine fleet a gold plated farce facing a reckoning’ which appeared on Monday 20th January contains a number of errors of fact.

HMAS Childers arrives in Burma

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Commanding Officer of Ardent VI crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangoon, a port in Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Commanding Officer of Ardent VI crew, Lieutenant Commander Christopher Brough is introduced to Myanmar Navy Officers after he sailed HMAS Childers alongside Yangoon, a port in Myanmar, during their Indian Ocean deployment.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Childers has arrived in Burma for a four day good will visit - the first visit by an Australian warship to Burma since HMAS Quiberon in 1959.

HMAS Sirius set to keep the fleet moving in 2014

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer), MC2 Jerome D. Johnson (photographer)

HMAS Sirius providing replenishment at sea for USS Bonhomme Richard during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013. (photo: LCDR Peter Russell)

HMAS Sirius providing replenishment at sea for USS Bonhomme Richard during Exercise Talisman Saber 2013.

The Royal Australian Navy’s hard working replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius is taking on 2014 with the same gusto she used to conquer 2013.

New Commanding Officer takes the helm at Coonawarra

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Darryl Johnston (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, CMDR Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the hand over of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)

Outgoing HMAS Coonawarra Commanding Officer, CMDR Ben Favelle hands over the weight to Commander John Navin during the hand over of command ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

HMAS Coonawarra welcomed a new Commanding Officer during a formal handover-takeover ceremony in Darwin in December.

Resurgent in Mission Readiness

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Boarding Party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Boarding Party members of HMAS Darwin await instructions to disembark personnel during a boarding exercise as part of Darwin's Mission Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Darwin successfully achieved Mission Readiness following a recent evaluation ahead of the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER.

Chief of Navy corrects media reporting on Armidale Class Patrol Boat maintenance

Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

File image: The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome at sea in 2013.  (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

File image: The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome at sea in 2013.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has gone on the record to correct media reporting in News Corp newspapers on Tuesday, 31 December 2013, in the article 'Asylum seeker missions wearing down Navy’s fleet'.