Topic: Submarines (SSG)
February 11, 2019 by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)
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.
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
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.
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
Published on December 30, 2018 by POIS Phillip Cullinan (author), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)
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.
(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.
November 28, 2018 by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
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.
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.
August 20, 2018 by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)
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.
Mrs Amanda James and daughter Ava work on a banner in anticipation of Dad's return from deployment.
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