Section: Fleet

Navy's Avalon eyes in the skies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author)

Engineering Manager with the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit, Lieutenant Commander Matt Hyam inspects the Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Engineering Manager with the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit, Lieutenant Commander Matt Hyam inspects the Schiebel Camcopter S100 Unmanned air System on display at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Not all aircraft at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon actually have pilots – just ask the team at the Navy Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit.

Navy invests in vests

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Helen Ward (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kerin Young (front) displays the Boarding Life Jacket Load Bearing on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarryd Parsons at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Kerin Young (front) displays the Boarding Life Jacket Load Bearing on the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Jarryd Parsons at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.

Sailors at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon have had a very important piece of new kit to show the public.

Birthday battle ensign hoisted in Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta flies her Battle Ensign at sunset to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian White Ensign. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Parramatta flies her Battle Ensign at sunset to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian White Ensign.

Usually birthdays take a back seat in the middle of a multi-national war-fighting exercise, but the birthday of a Navy and the flag under which she serves is the exception.

Anzac tidies up during assessment phase

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Klyne (author), ABBM Thomas Darcy (photographer)

Anzac hoists a broom as a symbolic gesture of achieving a “clean sweep” during her Unit Readiness Evaluation. (photo: ABBM Thomas Darcy)

Anzac hoists a broom as a symbolic gesture of achieving a “clean sweep” during her Unit Readiness Evaluation.

HMAS Anzac hoisted a broom as a symbolic gesture of achieving a 'clean sweep' during her recent unit readiness evaluation, with all departments onboard demonstrating the required standard.

Destroyer crew training to fight

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Alan Antzack (photographer)

(L-R) Polly Eldred, Eric Abad, Davi Chao, ABCIS Guy Le Plastrier, Justin Christiana, LSCIS Jarrod Callandar, LSCIS Daniel Cooke, LSET David Braendler, ABET Max Martison, Bradley Coulson and Brad Hager. (photo: Alan Antzack)

(L-R) Polly Eldred, Eric Abad, Davi Chao, ABCIS Guy Le Plastrier, Justin Christiana, LSCIS Jarrod Callandar, LSCIS Daniel Cooke, LSET David Braendler, ABET Max Martison, Bradley Coulson and Brad Hager.

When the first of the Royal Australian Navy's destroyers enters service this year she will be one of the most capable warships in the world.

Patrol boat salutes sailors on eternal patrol

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Members of HMAS Maryborough conduct a memorial service for the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth II and USS Houston, in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia, during a South East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Members of HMAS Maryborough conduct a memorial service for the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth II and USS Houston, in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia, during a South East Asia Deployment.

The crew of the Darwin-based patrol boat, HMAS Maryborough, have marked the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth (I), with a midnight ceremony over the wreck in the Sunda Strait.

Navy’s flag turns 50 as the service marks 116th birthday

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

The Australian White Ensign (AWE) flies alongside the Australian National Flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, marking the 116th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy and the 50th anniversary of the AWE. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

The Australian White Ensign (AWE) flies alongside the Australian National Flag on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, marking the 116th birthday of the Royal Australian Navy and the 50th anniversary of the AWE.

The Australian Navy has celebrated its 116th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Australian White Ensign with events at sea and ashore, recognising the vital service the Navy provides for the nation.

Canberra sees the eye of the Tiger

Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Gabriella Hayllar directs a Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter onto the deck of HMAS Canberra to conduct First of Class Flight Trials. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Gabriella Hayllar directs a Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter onto the deck of HMAS Canberra to conduct First of Class Flight Trials.

HMAS Canberra has achieved another aviation milestone embarking two Army Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters for the first time.

Navies training to fight off the Western Australian coast

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Anzac-class frigate, HMAS Anzac (150) sailing through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, as part of Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

More than 17 ships and aircraft are descending on the Western Australian coast for one of the largest maritime warfare exercises held by the Royal Australian Navy.

Fastest gun in the West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), POEW Mark Feggans (author)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin. (photo: POEW Mark Feggans)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor-Stevenson onboard HMAS Darwin.

Experiences such as the multi-platform exercise underway off the Western Australian coast help Navy members train as they fight, preparing ships and people for varied scenarios.