Section: Fleet

HMAS Gascoyne makes port visit to Kure, Japan

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek, DSM (right), exchanges a gift with the Mayor of Kure, Mr Yoshiake Shinhara, during Gascoyne's visit to Kure Naval Base in Japan.

In the time-honoured tradition of visiting warships paying respect to local dignitaries and officials, Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek has conducted official calls in the port of Kure, Japan.

AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR set for intensive fortnight

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Images courtesy of Defence Science & Technology (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Defence Science and Technology (DST) researchers Augustus Okoye and Drew Ellis along with 822X Squadron's PO James Pierson and PO Peter O'Sullivan are about to launch a quadcopter for an endurance test to demonstrate autonomous networking and data fusion in support of Royal Australian Navy tasks at Exercise AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018. (photo: DST)

Defence Science and Technology (DST) researchers Augustus Okoye and Drew Ellis along with 822X Squadron's PO James Pierson and PO Peter O'Sullivan are about to launch a quadcopter for an endurance test to demonstrate autonomous networking and data fusion in support of Royal Australian Navy tasks at Exercise AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018.

More than 500 people from 47 companies and officers from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK, NATO and regional militaries have convened at HMAS Creswell for the largest autonomous military exercise ever conducted by western allies.

Past meets future as AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR begins at Jervis Bay

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Uncle Paul McLeod (right) from the Doonooch dance troupe performs the Welcome to Country at the opening ceremony of Exercise AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Uncle Paul McLeod (right) from the Doonooch dance troupe performs the Welcome to Country at the opening ceremony of Exercise AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

An indigenous smoking ceremony has marked the official start of a challenging exercise, designed to showcase a growing Navy capability on the New South Wales South Coast.

Minehunters overcome rough seas and long distance to join Republic of Korea exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alexandra Rayner (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

After the longest transit ever completed by Australian Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have contributed to Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

The First Lady receives a final makeover

Published on by MIDN Ayla Williams (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

File image: HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

File image: HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

HMAS Success (II) has completed her final External Maintenance Period (EMP) alongside Fleet Base East after her South East Asia, Indo Pacific Endeavour 18 and Exercise RIMPAC deployment, and prior to her planned decommissioning in 2019.

Australia and United States share data using Cooperative Engagement Capability

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

File image: HMAS Hobart sails into Sydney Harbour on completion of her Mariner Skills Evaluation period, October 2017. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

File image: HMAS Hobart sails into Sydney Harbour on completion of her Mariner Skills Evaluation period, October 2017.

In a first for our respective navies, HMAS Hobart (III) has successfully tested a communications capability, proving her ability to share sensor information and real-time combat system data with the United States Navy.

HMAS Broome hosts special guests for sea ride

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran, AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory sits in the Commanding Officer's chair on the bridge of HMAS Broome, in company with the Commanding Officer HMAS Broome, Lieutenant Commander Robert Lewis, RAN. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran, AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory sits in the Commanding Officer's chair on the bridge of HMAS Broome, in company with the Commanding Officer HMAS Broome, Lieutenant Commander Robert Lewis, RAN.

Armidale Class patrol boat HMAS Broome sailed with some special guests recently for a day at sea in the Top End.

US Navy says RAN’s new Destroyers strengthen a close friendship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra.

The United States Chief of Naval Operations has ended his visit to Australia, praising the Royal Australian Navy for its regional leadership and complimenting Navy for its game-changing new capabilities.

Centre for Innovation continues to push boundaries with new technology

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician James Taylor, scans a ceremonial cannon trigger assembly using the Artec 3D scanner at the Centre for Innovation, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician James Taylor, scans a ceremonial cannon trigger assembly using the Artec 3D scanner at the Centre for Innovation, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy is moving positively in the direction of being able to manufacture specific spare parts onboard ships to facilitate repairs at sea.

HMAS Stirling personnel tackle Cape to Cape trek

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Stirling complete the final stretch of the Cape to Cape track at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.  (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Personnel from HMAS Stirling complete the final stretch of the Cape to Cape track at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.

Twenty-one personnel from HMAS Stirling have participated in a 135 kilometre Cape to Cape trek to promote the benefits of healthy lifestyles, teamwork and resilience within the Navy community.