In a significant contribution to the Chief of Navy’s ‘Challenge and Innovate’ statement, Deployed Innovation Workshops have been established onboard HMA Ships Hobart, Warramunga and Newcastle.
The Navy Aviation Systems Program Office (NASPO) in HMAS Albatross has achieved a significant first in the form of a broad-scope design approval.
Training Centre-West (TC-W), HMAS Stirling has adapted to an increase in training tempo with a ‘mini-makeover’ of learning spaces to create an interactive learning environment.
Five weeks, three ships, 2000 uniforms and civilians, four dogs and a sheep! Task Group Operations are always challenging. Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp answered a few questions for us, during Exercise SEA EXPLORER off the North Queensland coast.
Helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has returned to Fleet Base East after a three month South East Asia Deployment as part of a three ship Task Unit with HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba. Since departing Fleet Base East in March, Anzac has visited seven ports in six nations, participated in two international exercises, conducted passage exercises with French, Royal Thai and Philippines navies and travelled a total of 13,000 nautical miles.
Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.
A 40/60 Bofors gun has found a new home at the Aviation Heritage Museum after a combined effort from Navy, the Aviation Heritage Museum and the Western Australian Museum to prepare the gun for display.
The Fleet Air Arm (FAA) Innovative Behaviours Program continues to produce results to get the best from the Navy’s maritime aviation warfare capabilities.
Navy’s Fleet Support Unit – South East has completed a very unusual job for their Army friends.
HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.