Section: Fleet

Maritime security a year-round duty

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region.

While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.

Destroyer milestones mount

This article has photo gallery Published on by AWD Alliance (author), SGT Rodney Welch (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

AWD Alliance staff sign the Command Team Trainer for the Royal Australian Navy Air Warfare Destroyer to Navy with Commodore Bourke, RAN. (photo: Unknown)

AWD Alliance staff sign the Command Team Trainer for the Royal Australian Navy Air Warfare Destroyer to Navy with Commodore Bourke, RAN.

The project to supply new destroyers for the Royal Australian Navy continues in earnest with the delivery of the Hobart Class Command Team Trainer and the Aegis block of the future HMAS Sydney now in position.

Electronic warfare simulation investment

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

CO HMAS Parramatta, CMDR Simon Howard, CSC, RAN keeps an eye on the situation as the crew of HMAS Parramatta runs through multi-unit warfare simulations conducted out of Systems Training School, HMAS Watson. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

CO HMAS Parramatta, CMDR Simon Howard, CSC, RAN keeps an eye on the situation as the crew of HMAS Parramatta runs through multi-unit warfare simulations conducted out of Systems Training School, HMAS Watson.

In a collaborative project with Australian industry, the Royal Australian Navy is extending its use of simulation to electronic warfare training.

Ballarat exercises with PLA-N

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

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan', conduct exercises on completion of HMAS Ballarat's port visit to Zhanjiang, China.

HMAS Ballarat has taken part in a range of maritime exercises with People’s Liberation Army – Navy vessel Huangshan following a successful visit to the People’s Republic of China.

Busy as a battle tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author)

HMAS Darwin conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABBM ISAAC INGUI)

HMAS Darwin conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

The Royal Australian Navy works hard at protecting the seaborne trade on which Australia depends for its livelihood and wellbeing - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Moreton shows strong support

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Phillipe Fairs (author)

HMAS Choules preparing to berth to take on stores and heavy equipment to help in aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. (photo: AB Karen Palmer)

HMAS Choules preparing to berth to take on stores and heavy equipment to help in aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

One of Navy's smallest establishments was central to Australian Defence Force support for the post cyclone Debbie recovery efforts after amphibious HMAS Choules was dispatched to assist.

The future of Navy maritime tactical unmanned air systems

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

The Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

The Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Images of remotely piloted aircraft soaring over a naval fleet might seem like an ultramodern picture. But unmanned aircraft are nothing new to the Fleet Air Arm, which has provided remotely piloted targets for gunnery practice since 1953.

Launceston deploys north

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Rob Guest (author), WO2 Chris Houghton (photographer)

HMAS Launceston leads the way of HMAS Pirie as they sail out of Darwin Harbour with members of the United States Marine Corps - Rotational Force embarked to experience a day at sea on an Armidale-class Patrol Boat. (photo: WO2 Chris Houghton)

HMAS Launceston leads the way of HMAS Pirie as they sail out of Darwin Harbour with members of the United States Marine Corps - Rotational Force embarked to experience a day at sea on an Armidale-class Patrol Boat.

Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Launceston has tested trainees and strengthened regional relationships in a recent deployment to south-east Asia.

HMAS Warramunga Turns Sweet 16

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Electronic Warfare Kevin Brouwer (author)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake. (photo: POEW Andrew Harding)

HMAS Warramunga’s sweet 16 birthday cake.

The ship's company of HMAS Warramunga had reason to celebrate on 31 March, marking the 16th anniversary since the warship commissioned.

Busy Ballarat sails for Asia

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSML-CSM Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat slowly pulls away from the wharf at Fleet Base West before setting sail on their South East Asian deployment. (photo: LSML-CSM Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Ballarat slowly pulls away from the wharf at Fleet Base West before setting sail on their South East Asian deployment.

The crew of HMAS Ballarat formed up port-side and bid farewell to families, friends and well-wishers recently at Fleet Base West, south of Perth, before sailing through Careening Bay for a deployment throughout South East Asia.