Navy’s minehunter fleet were approaching the end of their planned service life but now have a Service Life Extension to 2035-38 and the challenge of working out the details to get there falls to Commander Glen Price, the man in charge of sustainment at the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Systems Program Office at HMAS Waterhen.
A major initiative is underway at Fleet Support Unit at HMAS Waterhen in Sydney that has the potential to save millions of dollars a year for Navy and keep ships supplied with valuable equipment.
The Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time.
Training to ‘fight and win at sea’ occurs across the Navy every day of the year, but how does that concept map to the hydrographic fleet and their motto ‘diligence and skill’? – step into the world of the Navy’s survey motor launches.
It’s one of the oldest military bands in the country; they’ve performed to hundreds of thousands of people around the nation and throughout the world. But who are the faces behind the melodies and what does it take to be a member of the Royal Australian Navy Band?
The Australian Government has granted first pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s Huon class minehunter coastal vessels.
For the first time, the crew of HMAS Wollongong have issued a challenge in their namesake city, to exercise the rights of Freedom of Entry.
The ship’s company of HMAS Success took some time to enjoy a couple of days rest and recuperation in Wellington, New Zealand recently, reaffirming ties with their Kiwi friends.
HMAS Success has been doing what she does best by providing much-needed supplies to the Fleet. Since January she has conducted 55 replenishments at sea and delivered approximately 6.5 million litres of fuel.
One of the Australian Navy’s newest aviation teams took out the honours for the coveted Collins Trophy recently with the 2016 ‘most proficient’ embarked helicopter flight going to some of those flying and maintaining the Seahawk Romeo.