Section: Fleet

Upgrades complete for Anzac class

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HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

HMAS Stuart during undocking at BAE Henderson Dockyard after completing the Anti-ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

The Australian Navy's eight Anzac class frigates are now all back in the water post anti-ship missile defence upgrades, with HMAS Stuart undocking at the Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.

Cristobal Colon arrives in Sydney

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ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

ESPS Christobal Colon of the Spanish Amarda arrives in Sydney Harbour. The crew of ESPS Christobal Colon will be helping to train and familiarise crew's of Australia's Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.

HMA Ships DarwinMelbourne and Parramatta have escorted the Spanish Armada's Cristobal Colon into Sydney Harbour as part of her role in providing platform and familiarisation training to Australian personnel.

Deep diving into innovation

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Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell  with an award for the best  innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, presents Leading Seaman Shane Bell with an award for the best innovation strategy presentation, during the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank forum at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm recently presented the first of an ongoing series of events dedicated to celebrating and inspiring innovation.

Model training for watch-keepers

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Officers from HMAS Sirius improve their mariner skills at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre, two hours north of Sydney. (photo: Unknown)

Officers from HMAS Sirius improve their mariner skills at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre, two hours north of Sydney.

Nine officers from HMAS Sirius have attended a three-day course at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre recently to improve their mariner skills.

MINDEF takes flight at Albatross

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Member for Gilmore Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commander Chris Smallhorn RAN, and CO HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Member for Gilmore Ms Ann Sudmalis MP, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commander Chris Smallhorn RAN, and CO HMAS Albatross Captain Fiona Sneath, RAN.

Minister of Defence, The Honourable Marise Payne, and the local member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis inspected the progress of the $157 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System and the Fleet Air Arm's operational 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross recently.

ICT changes bring capability enhancement for Navy

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Samuel Penfold working on one of the older Defence IT computers prior to it being upgraded to the newer system. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Sub Lieutenant Samuel Penfold working on one of the older Defence IT computers prior to it being upgraded to the newer system.

The biggest upgrade of Defence Secret and Protected networks in more than ten years will drive significant change for Navy, with 192 shore locations set to experience major network overhauls.

Young Endeavour homecoming for Commanding Officer

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Out-going CO STS Young Endeavour, LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM, RAN (right), hands over the Weight to in-coming CO, LCDR Michael Gough RAN, during a change of command ceremony onboard the sail training ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

Out-going CO STS Young Endeavour, LCDR Gavin Dawe OAM, RAN (right), hands over the Weight to in-coming CO, LCDR Michael Gough RAN, during a change of command ceremony onboard the sail training ship at Fleet Base East, Sydney, NSW.

Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough has retaken command of Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour 33 months to the day since he left the position.

Multinational task for Australian Mine Warfare Team

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A diver surfaces in Bland Bay as a boat closes in to collect him. (photo: Unknown)

A diver surfaces in Bland Bay as a boat closes in to collect him.

Fifty navy divers and mine warfare specialists from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Britain converged on Bland Bay, New Zealand for Exercise FULCRUM recently.

Working together no trial

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Leading Seaman Aviation Support Benjamin King directs an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, ARH Tiger, as it takes off from HMAS Canberra's flight deck. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Leading Seaman Aviation Support Benjamin King directs an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter, ARH Tiger, as it takes off from HMAS Canberra's flight deck.

First of class flight trials onboard HMAS Canberra have truly been a tri-service affair with Army test pilots, Navy flight test engineers and Air Force technicians all working on the task.

Torpedo firings on the mark

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HMAS Melbourne fires a Eurotorp MU90 Lightweight Torpedo in the West Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Melbourne fires a Eurotorp MU90 Lightweight Torpedo in the West Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.

The Royal Australian Navy has tested its primary anti-submarine warfare weapon during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER off the coast of Western Australia recently.