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Navy Rugby – Determined to win it back

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kirsti Burtenshaw (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women's team, Leading Seaman Kerryn Seaborn, drives through the RAAF's defensive line during a game at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Member of the Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union women's team, Leading Seaman Kerryn Seaborn, drives through the RAAF's defensive line during a game at Ballymore Oval Brisbane, Queensland.

Navy women hope to win back the title they last won in 2012 and the men are determined to overcome Army in an underdog victory at the Australian Defence Force Rugby Championships currently being held at Ballymore Stadium.

Navantia to build replenishment ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment.

A contract was signed with Spanish shipbuilding company, Navantia, last week to build Australia’s two replacement replenishment ships, with the first to be delivered by 2021.

HMAS Bathurst exercises for war

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Phillipe Fairs (author), Unknown (Royal Navy Photographer) (photographer)

Crew members on the Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Bathurst fire a .50 cal machinegun in the South China Sea during Exercise Bersama Shield 16. (photo: UK)

Crew members on the Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Bathurst fire a .50 cal machinegun in the South China Sea during Exercise Bersama Shield 16.

On a break from border protection duties, HMAS Bathurst has been participating in Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD 2016 in company with HMAS Anzac, Singapore's RSS Formidable, and Malaysia's KD Lekir and KD Selangor

Closer ties for submarine rescue

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, Commander Kenneth Marr, RAN, escorts Indian Defence Advisor to Australia, Captain Chetan Chandrkant Chandegave on a tour through the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre (SERC), HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, Commander Kenneth Marr, RAN, escorts Indian Defence Advisor to Australia, Captain Chetan Chandrkant Chandegave on a tour through the Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre (SERC), HMAS Stirling.

Indian Defence Advisor to Australia, Captain Chetan Chandegave, recently visited the Royal Austrlaian Navy's Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia. 

Australia-Japan bilateral exercise concludes

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

(L-R) JS Asayuki, HMAS Ballarat, HMAS Adelaide, JS Umigiri and HMAS Success in formation on approach to Sydney Heads during Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT. (photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani)

(L-R) JS Asayuki, HMAS Ballarat, HMAS Adelaide, JS Umigiri and HMAS Success in formation on approach to Sydney Heads during Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT.

Ships and aircraft from the Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force have completed the bilateral Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT off the coast of New South Wales.

Perth fights and flourishes during work-up

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Matthew Green (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Commander Training Force, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, listens to a briefing in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth during the ship's Mission Readiness Evaluation (MRE). (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Commander Training Force, Commodore Michael Rothwell, AM, RAN, listens to a briefing in the Operations Room onboard HMAS Perth during the ship's Mission Readiness Evaluation (MRE).

HMAS Perth has successfully completed an intense training and assessment phase prior to the ship deploying in support of Operation MANITOU.

Parramatta shows her new skin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta being prepared to undock after her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

HMAS Parramatta being prepared to undock after her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade at BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

A morning fog followed by a bright sun set the scene for HMAS Parramatta's return to the water after completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade.

Future submarine announcement

This article has photo gallery Published on by Minister for Defence Media Release (author), Provided by DCNS (photographer)

A Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design released as part of the DCNS pitch. (photo: DCNS)

A Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design released as part of the DCNS pitch.

The Prime Minister announced today in Adelaide, that the next generation of 12 submarines will be constructed in Adelaide, with DCNS of France selected as the preferred international partner for the design.

Navy personnel participate in international mine exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy personnel in front of  Royal Navy ship RFA Cardigan Bay prior to embarking her on Exercise International Mine Counter Counter Measure Exercise  2016 (IMCMEX 2016) from the Port of Muscat in Oman. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Royal Australian Navy personnel in front of Royal Navy ship RFA Cardigan Bay prior to embarking her on Exercise International Mine Counter Counter Measure Exercise 2016 (IMCMEX 2016) from the Port of Muscat in Oman.

For the first time, Australia has lead a task force as part of an international mine countermeasure exercise, with a team of 10 Royal Australian Navy personnel joining the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay, in Oman.

725 Squadron unleash in the east

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author)

725 Squadron conducted firings of the AGM-114N Hellfire missile from MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters (photo: Unknown)

725 Squadron conducted firings of the AGM-114N Hellfire missile from MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters

The offensive tactical airborne capability of the Navy was demonstrated recently when 725 Squadron conducted firings of the AGM-114N Hellfire missile from MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters.