Section: Fleet

Mapping Australia from the sky

Published on by CPOB Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight located in Cairns, Queensland. (photo: CPOB Tony Martin)

The Navy's Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight located in Cairns, Queensland.

For 25 years a Navy fixed-wing unit has been a quiet achiever contributing to the maintenance of nautical charts and safe navigation in Australian coastal and territorial waters.

Chief visits Brisbane base

Published on by SBLT Erika Korn (author)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with members of HMAS Moreton. (photo: Unknown)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with members of HMAS Moreton.

HMAS Moreton recently hosted a visit by the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, providing an opportunity for him to meet members of Moreton’s ships company and to liaise with groups that engage with Navy in South East Queensland.

Stalwart on the line in Sabre

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Daniel Kay (author), Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch)

The Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Anzac (FFH 150) steams through the water as part of a large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Saber 17.

With a potent mix of sophisticated sensors and human ingenuity, HMAS Anzac has ‘protected’ a maritime advance force consisting of hydrographic ships, coastal mine hunters and clearance divers at Freshwater Beach in Central Queensland as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Navy Frigate returns after nine months at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.

Underwater vehicles set course

Published on by LEUT Harry Hubbert (author)

One of the autonomous underwater vehicles used during the course at the HMAS Penguin Pittwater annex. (photo: Unknown)

One of the autonomous underwater vehicles used during the course at the HMAS Penguin Pittwater annex.

Personnel from Mine Warfare Team 16 and the Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic School took part in an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles training course recently.

Melbourne ship shape on safety

Published on by LEUT Andrea Lock (author)

Ship’s Safety and Environment Team and the FFG Alliance undertake maintenance during the Intermediate Maintenance Availability period. (photo: Unknown)

Ship’s Safety and Environment Team and the FFG Alliance undertake maintenance during the Intermediate Maintenance Availability period.

When you’re a 25 year old ship, a little nip and tuck is required every so often to keep you looking good and performing at your best.

Synchronised simulation for safer training

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Nick Tate (author)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Welfare simulating berthing at proposed wharf. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Ben Welfare simulating berthing at proposed wharf.

Navy and industry partners have been working together in the Maritime Simulation Centre at the Australian Maritime College based at the University of Tasmania.

Simulation key to team dynamics

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Royal Australian Navy members participate in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during MTUAS operations. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy members participate in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during MTUAS operations.

Royal Australian Navy personnel have taken part in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during Aerial System operations.

Amphibious milestones mount

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Jake Badior (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), CPL David Said (photographer)

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment disembark a Landing Craft from HMAS Canberra during a major amphibious beach landing operation during Exercise Talisman Saber. (photo: LSIS Jake Badior)

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment disembark a Landing Craft from HMAS Canberra during a major amphibious beach landing operation during Exercise Talisman Saber.

Australia’s amphibious capability was put to the test recently as the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters took charge of the largest amphibious assault conducted by an Australian force for 70 years as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABER.

Patrol boats essential to exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABMT Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

HMAS Bathurst breaks away from the fleet during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: ABMT Leo Baumgartner)

HMAS Bathurst breaks away from the fleet during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North.

HMA Ships Bathurst and Broome have been mixing it up with the big kids; proving they can punch above their weight in complex maritime warfare exercises.