Section: Fleet

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.

Partnership pays off for Frigate Enterprise

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

FFG Systems Program Office (SPO) director Captain Brad Smith thanks the audience on behalf of the FFG Enterprise team at the Essington Lewis Awards for Defence and Industry Excellence in Canberra. (photo: Unknown)

FFG Systems Program Office (SPO) director Captain Brad Smith thanks the audience on behalf of the FFG Enterprise team at the Essington Lewis Awards for Defence and Industry Excellence in Canberra.

When Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally posted into the Guided Missile Frigate Systems Program Office as Technical Support Officer, she braced herself to expect the unexpected.

HMAS Newcastle visits India

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Holly Murphy (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Glen Cameron throws a heaving line from the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle in Kochi, India. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Able Seaman Boatswain's Mate Glen Cameron throws a heaving line from the forecastle of HMAS Newcastle in Kochi, India.

Making her way north to commence duties as part of Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle made a port visit to Cochin, India, further strengthening relationships recently made on exercise off Fremantle.

HMAS Arunta departs the Middle East to return home

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HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Arunta's S70-B Helicopter (Skeletor) lands onboard during a patrol in the Middle East region.

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta is returning home to Australia after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment by a Navy vessel since 1990.

Top end exercises get maritime component of TS17 underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLGOFF Deanna Ellick (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), POA Matthew Jose (photographer)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North. (photo: POA Matthew Jose)

(Front to Back) HMA Ships Bathurst and Ballarat conduct Officer of the Watch manoeuvres with USS John S. McCain during Exercise Talisman Saber 17 Field Training Exercise - North.

The Royal Australian and United States navies have proven a potent and agile force when operating together during the opening phases of Exercise TALISMAN SABER 17, which took place in the Northern Territory.

Naval College sails third Franklin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR David Jones (author), LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Franklin III arrives at HMAS Creswell. (photo: Unknown)

Franklin III arrives at HMAS Creswell.

Navy has carried on a tradition that was started in 1915 by naming the latest Naval College sail training yacht Franklin (III).

A regular Romeo

Published on by LEUT Dehan Hood (author)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing. (photo: Unknown)

725 SQN Romeo 902 conducts a live Hellfire firing.

For most, milestones are easy to recognise: a birthday here, an anniversary there, but aircrew mark their growing experience by meticulously logging hours flown, with appropriate accolades from friends and colleagues as the total number soars.

Training flight deck at sea arrives

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABML-SC Craig Walton (photographer)

MV Sycamore multi-role aviation training vessel (MATV) entering Sydney Harbour. (photo: ABML-SC Craig Walton)

MV Sycamore multi-role aviation training vessel (MATV) entering Sydney Harbour.

Australia’s new multirole aviation training vessel MV Sycamore has recently arrived in Sydney. 

Technology impressive in training aircraft

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

Australian Army officer and Qualified Flying Instructor Captain Adrian Ludman of the Joint Helicopter School demonstrates one of the Airbus EC135 T2+ flight simulators in use in the Helicopter Advanced Training System facility at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Australian Army officer and Qualified Flying Instructor Captain Adrian Ludman of the Joint Helicopter School demonstrates one of the Airbus EC135 T2+ flight simulators in use in the Helicopter Advanced Training System facility at HMAS Albatross.

The aircraft set to train Australian Defence Force aviators is an impressive piece of kit.

Quantum advance in aircrew training

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Commander Helicopter Advanced Training System Commander Bruce Willington, RAN, and Commander Fleet Air Arm Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, discuss the progress of the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross.

The Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross is on finals as the first instructors continue their training at the new world-class multi-million-dollar facility.