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NUSHIP Canberra employs new firefighting equipment

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), POIS Ollie Garside (photographer)

NUSHIP Canberra personnel test out the new fire nozzles on the ship's quarterdeck as part of damage control training onboard. (photo: POIS Ollie Garside)

NUSHIP Canberra personnel test out the new fire nozzles on the ship's quarterdeck as part of damage control training onboard.

NUSHIP Canberra's first duty watch teams have used the Fleet's newest fire fighting hose nozzles during training conducted on the Landing Helicopter Dock's quarterdeck while berthed in Williamstown, Victoria.

LADS flight impresses

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LEUT Ian McKellar (photographer)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight team of the Australian Hydrographic Service with Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, RAN during his visit to Cairns.
(From left) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Mark Matthews; Commanding Officer LADS Flight, LCDR David (Reg) Sowter; Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Richard Coller; Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN; and Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Brock Lewer. (photo: LEUT Ian McKellar)

The Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight team of the Australian Hydrographic Service with Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, RAN during his visit to Cairns. (From left) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Mark Matthews; Commanding Officer LADS Flight, LCDR David (Reg) Sowter; Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Richard Coller; Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro CSC, RAN; and Cobham Aviation Services Australia Pilot, Captain Brock Lewer.

Taking hydrography to the sky is the unique task of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight is and one of the lesser known capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy's Australian Hydrographic Service.

Navy to receive state-of-the-art EW capability on AWDs

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by Mr Simon Caire (author), Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance (photographer)

A 'bird’s eye' view from a crane of the Electronic Warfare antenna being loaded into Ship 01, the Royal Australian Navy's future Air Warfare Destroyer, Hobart. Photo courtesy of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance. (photo: Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance)

A 'bird’s eye' view from a crane of the Electronic Warfare antenna being loaded into Ship 01, the Royal Australian Navy's future Air Warfare Destroyer, Hobart. Photo courtesy of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance.

The Royal Australian Navy will receive a state-of-the-art electronic warfare system as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer capability, which will improve the ability to passively detect, identify and track threats including enemy ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles.

Forty years between beachings at Lord Howe Island

Published on by MIDN Ben Johnson (author), Australian Army Public Relations (photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Labuan at Lord Howe Island on August 9 during her decommissioning voyage.
 (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Labuan at Lord Howe Island on August 9 during her decommissioning voyage.

Marking 40 years since she and her sisters, HMA Ships Brunei and Buna, last retracted, HMAS Labuan has beached at the exact place of their last mission at Lord Howe Island.

Chief of Navy safety message

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Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement. (photo: )

Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement.

Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement.

Naval aviator awarded Warfare Community Medal on journey home

This article has photo gallery Published on by CHAP Colin Tett (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

HMAS Success's embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Odin' winches down the refueling hose, completing a HIFR (Helicopter In Flight Refuel) evolution from the flight deck as the ship and crew of HMAS Success return to Sydney's Fleet Base East, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC (Exercise Rim of the Pacific) 2014. (photo: LSIS Brenton Freind)

HMAS Success's embarked Seahawk helicopter 'Odin' winches down the refueling hose, completing a HIFR (Helicopter In Flight Refuel) evolution from the flight deck as the ship and crew of HMAS Success return to Sydney's Fleet Base East, after participating in Exercise RIMPAC (Exercise Rim of the Pacific) 2014.

As HMAS Success approached the end of her RIMPAC deployment, Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris took advantage of the reduced tempo to recognise the contributions and achievements of personnel.

MP braves the sea to better understand naval operations

Published on by SBLT Daniel Lea (author), ABEW Matthew Hagglund (photographer)

Mr Keith Pitt MP, Member for Hinkler, on HMAS Newcastle's bridge wing during his sea ride as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program. (photo: ABEW Matthew Hagglund)

Mr Keith Pitt MP, Member for Hinkler, on HMAS Newcastle's bridge wing during his sea ride as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program.

Mr Keith Pitt MP, Federal Member for Hinkler, Queensland, recently embarked in HMAS Newcastle as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program.

Melbourne gets hooked

Published on by ABML-C Steven Bruni (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne preparing to depart the dry dock at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jake Badior)

HMAS Melbourne preparing to depart the dry dock at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney.

With the smell of bacon and eggs in the air and water slowly filling the dry dock, sailors from HMAS Sirius engineered a perfect opportunity to snatch a crispy bacon and egg roll from HMAS Melbourne’s flight deck breakfast BBQ. Enabling their quest was the positioning of the two ships in the dock, stern to stern.

Navy determined to be a contender in Australia’s largest blood challenge

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), CPL Matthew Bickerton (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy's 2014 Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador, Sub Lieutenant Kieren Davis, stands in front of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop.  (photo: CPL Matthew Bickerton)

The Royal Australian Navy's 2014 Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador, Sub Lieutenant Kieren Davis, stands in front of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop.

The Commander of Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force has urged Navy people to roll up their sleeves, give blood, and “knock the Army off their perch” in Australia’s largest blood donation challenge, launched today in Canberra.

HMAS Perth heads home after hospitable Albany port visit

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Members of the Albany community look around the forecastle during Perth's open day in the city of Albany, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Members of the Albany community look around the forecastle during Perth's open day in the city of Albany, Western Australia.

After a successful port visit to the Great Southern, HMAS Perth this week farewelled the extremely hospitable community of Albany in Western Australia.