Section: Fleet

Culture shared during replenishment

Published on by LEUT Vaoafi Hart (author)

Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw with ESPS Cristobal Colon in background. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Boatswain Jordan Bradshaw with ESPS Cristobal Colon in background.

The Royal Australian Navy’s ‘battle tanker’ HMAS Success kicked off the recent National Reconciliation Week with a special didgeridoo performance during a replenishment with the Spanish Armada's ESPS Cristobal Colon.

Aviation warfare training hits new heights

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Aviation Warfare Training Officer Lieutenant Commander Jeffery Choat, RAN, of the Joint Helicopter School eagerly awaits the school's first trainees at HMAS Albatross.

Training at the Australian Defence Force’s new Joint Helicopter School, at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales is set to transform the way Australian military aviators prepare for operational helicopter conversion.

Update on HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide sails north along the coast of Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Adelaide sails north along the coast of Western Australia during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

The Royal Australian Navy’s two Landing Helicopter Docks, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra are due to complete maintenance periods this week after rectification of emergent issues with their propulsion systems.

Bilateral Exercise reinforces relationships

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Waller leaves Diamantina Pier, HMAS Stirling, to take part in Exercise AUSINDEX 2017 off the west coast of Australia.

Australia and India have successfully completed a series of complex warfare scenarios during Exercise Australia-India (AUSINDEX) off the Western Australian coast.

Communications capability boosted

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Dave Graham, CSC, RAN, discusses the installation of the new Windows 10 upgraded operating system aboard HMAS Choules. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Choules, Commander Dave Graham, CSC, RAN, discusses the installation of the new Windows 10 upgraded operating system aboard HMAS Choules.

The Royal Australian Navy Fleet’s Information and Communication Technology systems are being improved as a result of successful trials onboard HMAS Choules as part of modernising the Fleet Information Environment.

Standing up for safety and seaworthiness

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Graeme Hale (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

Navy's Training Force, Training Authority - Safety and Seaworthiness team (from left) Lieutenant Gregory Pope, Commander Graeme Hale and Lieutenant Commander Michael Larsen. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

Navy's Training Force, Training Authority - Safety and Seaworthiness team (from left) Lieutenant Gregory Pope, Commander Graeme Hale and Lieutenant Commander Michael Larsen.

The Royal Australian Navy has recently established a new Training Authority in order to oversee the critical areas of safety and seaworthiness.

AUSINDEX strengthens ties between navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), SBLT Caitlin Fuller (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Newcastle conduct officer of the watch manoeuvres with Indian Navy Ship INS Kamorta off the West Australian Exercise Areas (WAXA) as part of AUSINDEX.

HMAS Newcastle’s capabilities proved invaluable during a complex warfare scenario involving Indian Navy Ships Shivalik and Kamorta during the Australia-India Exercise (AUSINDEX) held off the Western Australian coast. 

Helicopter weathers trial period

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90. (photo: ABCSO(U) Tara Byrne)

HMAS Anzac conduct first class flight trials with the MRH-90.

Multi-role helicopter support to the Royal Australian Navy Fleet has been enhanced by trials recently completed off the east coast of Australia. 

Port Services key to capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

From patrol boats to amphibious assault ships, the Port Services team in HMAS Stirling tackle the challenges of busy wharves around Western Australia. 

Melbourne to the rescue

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), ABML-S Hannah Walton (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne's boarding party response to civil maritime distress call. (photo: AB Hannah Walton)

HMAS Melbourne's boarding party response to civil maritime distress call.

HMAS Melbourne has rescued sailors in distress off the Queensland coast, towing their stricken yacht to safety.