Topic: Minehunter Coastal (MHC)

Gearing up for Talisman Sabre

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter  in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

HMAS Darwin, ESPS Cristobal Colon, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Melbourne enter in line astern formation, in Sydney Harbour New South Wales, Australia.

Australian and US forces are gearing up for mid- to high-intensity warfare against ‘near-peer’ adversaries on the month-long Exercise TALISAMAN SABRE, which begins at the end of June.

Training deepens for clearance divers

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay. (photo: Unknown)

Clearance Divers from HMA Ships Huon and Yarra conduct dive training on the mine counter-measures “Stealth” diving set in Jervis Bay.

Clearance Divers from minehunters HMA Ships Huon and Yarra recently conducted a week of deep dive training using some more unconventional but operationally important equipment.

A winner if you’re still grinning

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), Tamara Jones (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Nigel Rowan, of the Australian Defence College in Canberra, participating in the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May. (photo: Tamara Jones)

Lieutenant Commander Nigel Rowan, of the Australian Defence College in Canberra, participating in the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May.

Navy members of the Australian Defence Force team set fast times during the Ironman Australia Triathlon at Port Macquarie on 7 May.

Diver sets sizzling pace in biathlon

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Callan Mcdonald (author), ABCSO(A) Matthew Riley (photographer), ABBM Thomas Darcy (photographer), LSET Pia Bartl (photographer)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach. (photo: LSET Pia Bartl)

Male competitors sprint off at the starting line as the Physical Training Instructors start their clocks during the HMAS Penguin mini biathlon held at Balmoral Beach.

Conditions were perfect at Balmoral Beach in Sydney for the course record to be broken at the HMAS Penguin annual mini-biathlon.

Mine hunters conduct advance force operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mitchell Hosking (author), ABCIS Albert Majtenyi (photographer)

Crew members from HMAS Huon and 723 Squadron practice personnel transfers during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER. (photo: ABCIS Albert Majtenyi)

Crew members from HMAS Huon and 723 Squadron practice personnel transfers during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.

HMAS Huon has tested a critical piece of mine countermeasures equipment and practiced helicopter operations as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER.