Section: Fleet

723 Squadron embarks ESPS Cantabria

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR James Hawley (author)

Fuel team finishing RTR. (photo: Unknown)

Fuel team finishing RTR.

The arrival of two AS350BA Squirrel helicopters of 723 Squadron on the flight deck of ESPS Cantabria signaled a significant moment in history for both the Armada and the Royal Australian Navy; the first occasion of a foreign helicopter Flight embarkation for both Navies.

New medical simulation centre opened

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook, RAN (centre) with Commander Alison Thomas (left) and Commander Tammy Thomas (right) officially open the Medical Simulation Centre, HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Cassie McBride)

Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook, RAN (centre) with Commander Alison Thomas (left) and Commander Tammy Thomas (right) officially open the Medical Simulation Centre, HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

A new medical simulation centre to benefit medical training for LHD conditions was recently opened at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at HMAS Penguin by the Director General Health Capability and Director General Navy Health Service, Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook.

Canberra command team gets first taste of driving an LHD

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Executive Officer NUSHIP Canberra, CMDR Jonathan Earley (seated), Navigating Officer, LCDR Calvin Johnson (standing) and Port Ash facilitator, John Ryan, hone their LHD ship-handling skills on NUSHIP Assault. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Executive Officer NUSHIP Canberra, CMDR Jonathan Earley (seated), Navigating Officer, LCDR Calvin Johnson (standing) and Port Ash facilitator, John Ryan, hone their LHD ship-handling skills on NUSHIP Assault.

NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team have had their first taste of raw LHD ship-handling, albeit at 1:20 scale.

Exercise ANZAC 13 highlights training collaboration

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Assistant, Warrant Officer Greg Dennis of The Royal Australian Navy Sea Training Group overlooks a 5inch Gun firing exercise from inside HMNZS Te Mana's Operations Room. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Assistant, Warrant Officer Greg Dennis of The Royal Australian Navy Sea Training Group overlooks a 5inch Gun firing exercise from inside HMNZS Te Mana's Operations Room.

Reinvigoration of collaborative at-sea training as part of Exercise ANZAC 2013 is underway with HMNZS Te Mana conducting a Unit Readiness Work Up with an integrated Australian and New Zealand assessment team.

Royal Australian Navy concludes biennial exercise with Indonesian counterparts

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (photographer)

(L-R) HMAS Wollongong, HMAS Huon, KRI Kakap and KRI Hiu. (photo: Unknown)

(L-R) HMAS Wollongong, HMAS Huon, KRI Kakap and KRI Hiu.

Ships and sailors from the Indonesian Eastern Fleet and the Royal Australian Navy recently completed Exercise CASSOWARY 2013 in the Darwin area.

World class helicopter simulator for the ADF

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(L-R): Colonel David Burke, Commandant, Australian Army Aviation Training Centre; Mr Warren King, CEO, DMO and Mr Peter Redman, MD, CAE Australia sign the acceptance into service of the first MRH90 full-mission simulator at Oakey. Image: CAE Inc. (photo: CAE Inc.)

(L-R): Colonel David Burke, Commandant, Australian Army Aviation Training Centre; Mr Warren King, CEO, DMO and Mr Peter Redman, MD, CAE Australia sign the acceptance into service of the first MRH90 full-mission simulator at Oakey. Image: CAE Inc.

Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Warren King, formally accepted the delivery of the first of two MRH90 helicopter simulators at the Army Aviation Training Centre in Oakey, Queensland.

Missile first for Navy

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An ESSM is fired from HMAS Perth at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii as part of the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class Frigate ASMD system. (photo: Unknown)

An ESSM is fired from HMAS Perth at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii as part of the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class Frigate ASMD system.

The Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Materiel Organisation have recently completed the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian-designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class frigate Anti-Ship Missile Defence system.

Wollongong made four in the Timor Sea

Published on by CMDR Karl Brinckmann (author), CMDR Brian Delamont (photographer), SGT Mick Davis (photographer)

HMA Ships Sydney, Wollongong and Warramunga conduct Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres in the Timor Sea. 

Warramunga and Sydney were in transit to Australia's North West Shelf to conduct Exercise BLUE RAPTOR 2013. (photo: CMDR Brian Delamont)

HMA Ships Sydney, Wollongong and Warramunga conduct Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres in the Timor Sea. Warramunga and Sydney were in transit to Australia's North West Shelf to conduct Exercise BLUE RAPTOR 2013.

The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Wollongong has made a rendezvous with HMA Ships SiriusWarramunga and Sydney in the Timor Sea to conduct mariner skills training. 

Navy concludes exercise in the North West Shelf area

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Simon Bateman (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga conducts a twilight patrol around the natural gas production facility, Prod Bayu-Undan, as the ship and crew of HMAS Warramunga conduct a maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea as part of Ex BLUE RAPTOR 2013. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

HMAS Warramunga conducts a twilight patrol around the natural gas production facility, Prod Bayu-Undan, as the ship and crew of HMAS Warramunga conduct a maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea as part of Ex BLUE RAPTOR 2013.

HMA Ships Sydney, Warramunga and Sirius have concluded their participation in Exercise BLUE RAPTOR. The exercise was conducted in the North West Shelf area, in the vicinity of oil and gas installations.

LHD 'Amphib' operations likened to Jenga

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

The Well Dock of USS Bonhomme Richard packed with amphibious watercraft and land based vehicles as well as equipment. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

The Well Dock of USS Bonhomme Richard packed with amphibious watercraft and land based vehicles as well as equipment.

NUSHIP Canberra’s Amphibious Department had the opportunity to tour USS Bonhomme Richard during her recent port visit to Sydney to learn more about what its like to coordinate large scale amphibious operations onboard a Landing Ship Helicopter Dock (LHD).