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Tunnel vision for skydivers

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), POET SM Matthew Holmes (photographer)

Members of Terminal Velociraptor compete in the National Indoor Skydiving Championships in Penrith, NSW (photo: POET SM Matthew Holmes)

Members of Terminal Velociraptor compete in the National Indoor Skydiving Championships in Penrith, NSW

Defence teams placed second and third in Inter AA category of the National Indoor Skydiving Championships held in Penrith in late August.

Hobart completes Builder Sea Trials

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The Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Hobart, commences its first series of sea trails, Builder's Sea Trials, which demonstrates the functionality of the ship's propulsion, manoeuvring, auxiliary, control and navigation systems. (photo: ABET Alan Lucas)

The Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Hobart, commences its first series of sea trails, Builder's Sea Trials, which demonstrates the functionality of the ship's propulsion, manoeuvring, auxiliary, control and navigation systems.

Builder Sea Trials for the first destroyer Hobart are complete following several days at sea off the coast of South Australia last week. 

Cooperating in the South Pacific

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Tony White (author)

His Majesty’s Armed Forces Tonga Navy LCM VOEA LATE, PPB VOEA PANGAI, Cook Island PPB TE KUKUPA and Samoan PPB NAFANUA (photo: Unknown)

His Majesty’s Armed Forces Tonga Navy LCM VOEA LATE, PPB VOEA PANGAI, Cook Island PPB TE KUKUPA and Samoan PPB NAFANUA

Now in its fourth year the joint maritime surveillance operation, Operation IKA MOANA, has been successful in both terms of its achievements and as a demonstration of the value regional partnerships.  

Exercise KAKADU proves potency of combined forces

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Canadian Navy Ship, HMCS Vancouver sails with Republic of Singapore Navy ships, RSS Vigour and RSS Valiant through the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Canadian Navy Ship, HMCS Vancouver sails with Republic of Singapore Navy ships, RSS Vigour and RSS Valiant through the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

Exercise KAKADU has come to a close in the north of Australia with 19 ships and submarines showing Navy can rapidly deploy a large number of major fleet units and lead a multinational maritime force.

Milestone Reached – First EC135 Flight

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(L-R) Mr Tim Leonard, Mr Rob Starks, Major Anton Leshinskas and Lieutenant Commander Tony Hammond infront of the EC-135T2 Helicopter after conducting flight trials at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

(L-R) Mr Tim Leonard, Mr Rob Starks, Major Anton Leshinskas and Lieutenant Commander Tony Hammond infront of the EC-135T2 Helicopter after conducting flight trials at HMAS Albatross.

It was up, up and away for the EC-135T2 helicopter, the latest aircraft to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army as part of the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). 

Warfighting Warramunga

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Warramunga fires their Mk 45 5 inch gun the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Warramunga fires their Mk 45 5 inch gun the Northern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

From hunting submarines by moonlight to engaging and defeating surface and air targets by day, HMAS Warramunga is proving to be a highly potent warship as she continues to participate in Exercise KAKADU 16 and lead Combined Task Group 628.1. 

At sea with nearest neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

Members of Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship (HMPNGS) Moresby ship's company are debriefed by the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Collen Yaperth (centre), while Chief Petty Officer Paul Norton observes, after a fire exercise during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Members of Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship (HMPNGS) Moresby ship's company are debriefed by the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Collen Yaperth (centre), while Chief Petty Officer Paul Norton observes, after a fire exercise during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

HMA Ships Glenelg, Albany and Armidale have been spending time sailing in-company with our closest Commonwealth neighbours in the Arafura Sea as part of Exercise KAKADU.

Communications exercise’s good reception

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), MSGT Todd Kabalan (author and photographer)

Vice Admiral David Johnston, Chief of Joint Operations, addresses Participants of Pacific Endeavour 2016. (photo: Master Sgt. Todd Kabalan)

Vice Admiral David Johnston, Chief of Joint Operations, addresses Participants of Pacific Endeavour 2016.

Imagining homes are shattered, trees are uprooted and the Brisbane CBD is flooded after a massive cyclone smashes Queensland’s south coast is part of the scenario for Exercise PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR, a multinational communications exercise to test equipment and develop procedures for use in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. 

Agility on show in Australia's north

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LEUT James Dobson (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol.

Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD wrapped up on 10 September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia.

Patrol boats train together off Darwin

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Officer of the watch on Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship Moresby Sub-Lieutenant Peter Waso, takes a bearing during officer of the watch manoeuvres during Exercise Kakadu 2016, Darwin, NT. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

Officer of the watch on Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship Moresby Sub-Lieutenant Peter Waso, takes a bearing during officer of the watch manoeuvres during Exercise Kakadu 2016, Darwin, NT.

HMA Ships Glenelg and Albany have been enjoying some in-company time with our closest Commonwealth neighbours in the Arafura Sea as part of Exercise KAKADU.