Section: Fleet

Future fleet oilers named

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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.
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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future support ships.

 

Training technology displayed

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Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour. (photo: CPL Sebastian Beurich)

Stock Photo: A visitor experiences an infra-red virtual reality fly over of Sydney Harbour.

Participants the recent Sea Power Conference in Sydney experienced a taste of Navy training at the adjoining Pacific 2017 International Maritime Exposition.

$500,000 grant to help find HMAS AE1

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Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has announced funding to match private investment for an expedition to search for Royal Australian Navy First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.

Navy airborne survey for PNG

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Commanding Officer LCDR Mark Matthews with POHSM Russell Hinze and Mr Nick Pion (National Maritime Safety Authority) prior to departing for a survey sortie. (photo: Unknown)

Commanding Officer LCDR Mark Matthews with POHSM Russell Hinze and Mr Nick Pion (National Maritime Safety Authority) prior to departing for a survey sortie.

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (or LADS) Flight recently commenced a six week deployment to Papua New Guinea, with the Dash 8-200 aircraft operating from Port Moresby whilst deployed.

Cooperation aids safety investigations

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Lieutenant Commander Darryl Whitehead during his six month secondment to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Darryl Whitehead during his six month secondment to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

An Australian Navy member had a unique opportunity recently when he joined civilian aviation accident investigators as part of a six-month secondment to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

 

Submarines - a ‘worthy’ force

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(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The requirement to traverse both in and on the waters of the greater region creates significant complexity for the enterprise that gets Australian submarines to sea. The sum of all the parts is called ‘seaworthiness’ and looks at the physical condition of submarines as well as the status and training of the personnel that are required to crew and support them. So who deems a submarine ‘worthy’?

 

Policy advice essential in Indo-Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Phil Pyke (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Policy Adviser for International Policy Division, Lisa Chadderton, is presented with a commemorative coin by Deputy Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, Commodore Hanafiah bin Hassan, during an office call by Commander Task Group 661.1 to the office of the Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, while in Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Policy Adviser for International Policy Division, Lisa Chadderton, is presented with a commemorative coin by Deputy Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, Commodore Hanafiah bin Hassan, during an office call by Commander Task Group 661.1 to the office of the Chief Hydrographer, Royal Malaysian Navy, while in Port Klang, Malaysia, for Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Two Defence International Policy Division advisors have been embarked in HMAS Adelaide as part of her recent deployment throughout the Asian region.

 

Australian warships exercise with Republic Of Korea

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HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Melbourne leads the way during the exit from the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea to participate in Exercise Haedoli Wallaby 17.

Across late October and early November, Royal Australian Navy frigates HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta visited the Republic of Korea for the biennial maritime anti-submarine warfare exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY.  

Command team in longest goodbye

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The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)  (photo: LSEW Nathan Streeter)

The Commanding Officer HMAS Darwin, Commander Phillip Henry with the Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Commander Jason O'Gorman (Left), and the Marine Engineering Officer, Lieutenant Commander Trevor Henderson (Right)

As HMAS Darwin heads towards being decommissioned in December, her Commanding Officer, Commander Phillip Henry, has the privilege of having served the longest time at the helm.
Commander Henry took command from Captain Terrence Morrison in June 2015 and will complete a two and half years in the top job.

Australian Navy in exercise off Republic of Korea

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Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Thomas Whitworth shows members from USS Chaffe some off the equipment used by the RAN in boarding evolutions during a tri-lateral exercise with the Republic of Korea, held off the coast of Jeju, South Korea.

Royal Australian Navy frigates, HMA Ships Parramatta and Melbourne, have joined Republic of Korea destroyer, ROKS Sejeong The Great, and US destroyer, USS Chafee to participate in a multilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Jeju.