Since the commissioning of HMAS Moreton in May 2016, it’s been all hands on deck at the Navy’s newest shore establishment.
The Royal Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit has a busy 2017 planned, with seven first of class flight trials scheduled before September.
Junior officers and chief petty officers looking for a rewarding challenge are encouraged to consider a role as a Technical Adviser or Maritime Surveillance Adviser in the Pacific.
In today’s world, where almost everything is connected to a computer network, the opportunity for crime and espionage to flourish is more prevalent than ever and the Australian Defence Force has paired with experts to ensure personnel are prepared.
For the first time since her since her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade in 2014, Anzac has successfully completed an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile firing against an airborne target.
Guided missile frigate, HMAS Darwin had a jam-packed 2016 with the frigate deployed on two operations and working with a number of foreign navies across the globe - proof that the old girl still has the goods, going into her 33rd year of service.
Commander Belinda Wood formally handed over command of HMAS Anzac to Commander Michael Devine on 9 December in a ceremony onboard the ship as she was alongside in Sydney.
Command of Darwin Navy base, HMAS Coonawarra, has been passed from Commander John Navin to Commander Viktor Pilicic.
The recently issued 2016 Defence Environmental Policy and 2016-2036 Defence Environment Strategy said it all in the vision statement: Defence will be a leader in sustainable environmental management to support the capability to defend Australia and its national interests.
Navy’s Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Boat Force has had a busy year consolidating key changes while continuing to meet operational requirements.