Topic: Submarines (SSG)

Navy welcomes historic agreement for future submarines

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Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP (left), Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP (centre), and French Minister for the Armed Forces, Madame Florence Parly, sign the Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Future Submarine Program during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP (left), Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP (centre), and French Minister for the Armed Forces, Madame Florence Parly, sign the Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Future Submarine Program during a ceremony held at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Australian Government today ratified a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the French shipbuilding company Naval Group that will see 12 regionally superior submarines designed and built in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy as part of the Future Submarine Program.

Chief of Navy spends a little time underneath the waves

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Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter. (photo: Andrew Bujdegan)

Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter.

During his recent visit to Fleet Base West, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan took the opportunity to spend a few days on board the Royal Australian Navy Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux.

Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence awarded to silent service officer

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Lieutenant Commander Calvin Timms, RAN, is presented the Vice Admiral Viscount Lord Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, and Nelson Society of Australia Chairman, Mike Sargeant, during a lunch at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Lieutenant Commander Calvin Timms, RAN, is presented the Vice Admiral Viscount Lord Nelson KB Trafalgar Bicentennial Sword of Excellence by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, and Nelson Society of Australia Chairman, Mike Sargeant, during a lunch at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling.

The former Operations Officer of HMAS Waller has been awarded the 2018 Admiral Nelson Sword of Excellence for displaying qualities of outstanding seagoing leadership.

Navy’s future submarine class named

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Artist impression courtesy of Naval Group Australia. (photo: )

Artist impression courtesy of Naval Group Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines will be named the Attack class, with the first submarine being named HMAS Attack.

Aussie Hero Quilts deliver ten thousandth gift

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Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts, Mrs Jan-Maree Ball, OAM, presents Commanding Officer HMAS Collins, Commander Christopher Ellis, RAN, and members of ship's company with the 10,000th hero quilt. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

Founder of Aussie Hero Quilts, Mrs Jan-Maree Ball, OAM, presents Commanding Officer HMAS Collins, Commander Christopher Ellis, RAN, and members of ship's company with the 10,000th hero quilt.

Aussie Hero Quilts have just reached the milestone of ten thousand items produced by volunteers to help bring a touch of home to deployed ADF members.

Rankin and her crew finally back home for Christmas

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(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) XO HMAS Rankin, LCDR Simon O’Hehir; Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Submarines Kerry Cousins (dressed as a panda); CO HMAS Rankin, CMDR Gary Lawton, RAN; Commander Submarine Force (Design), CAPT Doug Theobald, CSC, RAN; and Deputy Commander Submarine Force, CMDR Justin Cloney, RAN; stand together after HMAS Rankin berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West.

After nearly seven months away on deployment, the crew of HMAS Rankin has returned to Fleet Base West, to be met by the sight of familiar faces.

Stirling plays host to Duke of York

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His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York meets officers and sailors of HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West in Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York meets officers and sailors of HMAS Sheean during a tour of HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West in Western Australia.

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York has toured HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West as part of his short visit to Western Australia.

Time for something different - Submarine crew conducts adventure training

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Always time for a group photo - members of HMAS Farncomb during their adventure training activities. (photo: )

Always time for a group photo - members of HMAS Farncomb during their adventure training activities.

The crew from HMAS Farncomb recently moved away from their normally demanding careers to experience a different set of challenges.

HMAS Sheean returns from deployment

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HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Sheean berths alongside Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

After departing Fleet Base West at the end of May, Collins Class submarine, HMAS Sheean, has made a welcome return to friends and families who lined the wharf on August 14.

I get by with a little help from my friends

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Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment. (photo: Unknown)

Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment.

It’s a classic line from a song that rings true for many Navy families managing life while a member is away from home on duty. It’s also something that Defence Community Organisation understands and works to support.