Published on by LEUT Steve Cropper (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)
The Navy Meteorologists embarked in HMAS Canberra for Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019 are equipped with highly-sophisticated computer and satellite technology, but they still use the humble helium weather balloon to help create a real-time, local picture of battle space conditions.
Published on by LCDR Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)
While transiting to Western Australia for Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2019, the guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle separated from the OCEAN EXPLORER Task Group to undertake patrols of key oil infrastructure in the Bass Strait as part of Navy’s national maritime security commitment.
The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight is currently deployed to Invercargill in New Zealand to undertake survey operations over Macquarie Island, a 34km long World Heritage listed island that lies approximately halfway between Australia and Antarctica.
Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
The close relationship between HMAS Stirling and the local constabulary was formally recognised recently when Rockingham Police Command was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Stirling Executive Officer Commander Larry Menon.