As the sun set on May 13, spirits were high in the control room of HMAS Waller after the crew’s perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.
The final Nulka missile decoy was delivered to Navy by BAE Systems in April after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada.
Management of the Beecroft Weapons Range, on the northern shore of Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, has been transferred from Navy to the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group.
Navy’s deployed ship in the Middle East, HMAS Arunta, has had its small arms weapons inspected, serviced and certified during a recent port visit.
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.