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HMAS Ballarat sails from successful upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Felicity Petrie (author), LCDR Felicity Petrie (photographer)

HMAS Ballarat conducts an inclining experiment essential for calculating manoeuvrability and stability of the vessel following comprehensive structural changes, such as the addition of the Aft Mast Cupola, during the ASMD Programme.  (photo: LCDR FC Petrie)

HMAS Ballarat conducts an inclining experiment essential for calculating manoeuvrability and stability of the vessel following comprehensive structural changes, such as the addition of the Aft Mast Cupola, during the ASMD Programme.

HMAS Ballarat proceeded to a buoy in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, recently, signifying the completion of a busy and successful Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade.

HMAS Yarra conducts flying ops with 723 Sqn in Jervis Bay

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Sean Rafferty (author), ABCSO(MW) Andrew Llyod (photographer)

Helo Operations conducted on HMAS Yarra with 723 Squadron's 'Bell 429' during Mine Warfare Faculty Assessment Week in Jervis Bay. (photo: ABCSOMW Andrew Lloyd)

Helo Operations conducted on HMAS Yarra with 723 Squadron's 'Bell 429' during Mine Warfare Faculty Assessment Week in Jervis Bay.

HMAS Yarra got off to a flying start to 2016 conducting helicopter operations in Jervis Bay with a helicopter from 723 Squadron in mid February.

Divers demolish at Orchard Hills

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

Navy Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One spent the week conducting live explosive demolitions on land and below the water, as part of training at the Orchard Hills Range. (photo: Unknown)

Navy Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One spent the week conducting live explosive demolitions on land and below the water, as part of training at the Orchard Hills Range.

Divers from Australian Clearance Diving Team One spent last week conducting live explosive demolitions on land and below the water as part of training at the Orchard Hills Range.

Canberra shows the way for next era

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.
 (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.

HMAS Canberra has demonstrated her amphibious capacity for the latest cohort of trainee sailors, using her landing craft to transport nearly 350 personnel across Western Port Bay, Victoria.

Air Warfare Destroyer project fires key weapon

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Dove Smithett (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jacob Ward at the firing panel of the Mk 25 Mod Two 25mm Typhoon during the weapons certification firing with the radar and Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS) infrared on display at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria. (photo: LSIS Dove Smithett)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jacob Ward at the firing panel of the Mk 25 Mod Two 25mm Typhoon during the weapons certification firing with the radar and Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS) infrared on display at West Head Gunnery Range, Flinders, Victoria.

A key weapon system training platform for the Navy’s new Hobart class destroyers has reached the final stage of certification.

Innovation in Perth food for thought

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

HMAS Perth is moved back to the ship lift during her undocking at Henderson, Western Australia, following the completion of the docking phase of Intermediate Maintenance Availability 06. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

HMAS Perth is moved back to the ship lift during her undocking at Henderson, Western Australia, following the completion of the docking phase of Intermediate Maintenance Availability 06.

Late in 2015 the ship's company of HMAS Perth faced a significant catering challenge while docked at the Henderson Common User Facility, near Rockingham Western Australia.

Tasmanian Governor tours HMAS Canberra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer)

The 28th Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM speaks with Commander Logistics, Commander Ben Macdonald on the bridge of  HMAS Canberra as the ship comes into Hobart. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

The 28th Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM speaks with Commander Logistics, Commander Ben Macdonald on the bridge of HMAS Canberra as the ship comes into Hobart.

In the early morning light as HMAS Canberra steamed down the Derwent River into Hobart recently, the ship's Maritime Support Helicopter landed on the flight deck carrying a very important guest.

Focus on cooperation and planning

Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)

 Lieutenant Commander Rob Graham from the Royal Australian Navy and Major Tim Symington from the Royal Canadian Army share ideas during Exercise Cooperation Spirit conducted at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown.  (photo: CPL Craig Barrett)

Lieutenant Commander Rob Graham from the Royal Australian Navy and Major Tim Symington from the Royal Canadian Army share ideas during Exercise Cooperation Spirit conducted at the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown.

For the first time since its inception in 2010, all four regional partners from across the Asia–Pacific rim gathered recently for Exercise COOPERATION SPIRIT 2015.

Chief visits Darwin in Vizag

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Mathew O'Loughlin,  onboard HMAS Darwin during the Indian International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam, India.  (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

Lieutenant Commander Mathew O'Loughlin, onboard HMAS Darwin during the Indian International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam, India.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, has had a taste of home in Visakhapatnam this week, visiting HMAS Darwin where she participated in the Indian Navy’s International Fleet Review.

Warfighting strategy steers Navy fleet

Published on by LCDR Natasha Connew (author), Mr Todd Sweeney (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay. The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, will provide the Australian Defence Force with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world.
 (photo: Mr Todd Sweeney)

HMAS Adelaide in Jervis Bay. The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock, will provide the Australian Defence Force with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world.

Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer has encouraged all Navy members to embrace the Navy Warfighting Strategy 2018, launched at HMAS Watson late last year.