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PNS Nasr and the Royal Australian Navy share a line

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle (right) and Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Nasr prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) during the sea phase of Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Newcastle (right) and Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Nasr prepare to conduct a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) during the sea phase of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

On Wednesday 3 September 2014, PNS Nasr and HMAS Stuart executed a Replenishment at Sea evolution (RAS) as a part of Exercise KAKADU. Stuart held course approximately 100ft from Nasr’s port side to replenish its supply of fuel from the Pakistani oiler.

Collaboration and sharing on Exercise KAKADU

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Coalition observers onboard HMAS  Sydney (FFG 03) with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney Commander Karl Brinckmann,during Officer of the Watch manouveres in company with Philippine Navy BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Hatakaze (DDG 171).
 (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Coalition observers onboard HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) with Commanding Officer HMAS Sydney Commander Karl Brinckmann,during Officer of the Watch manouveres in company with Philippine Navy BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ship JS Hatakaze (DDG 171).

As Australia’s largest naval warfare exercise for 2014, KAKADU is providing an important opportunity to hone and exchange knowledge for Australia and fourteen coalition nations working together on a variety of air defence, anti-submarine and surface warfare serials.

A first for the kids of the Brahminy Foundation

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Members of 808 Squadron with the Brahminy Foundation during a MRH-90 visit at Litchfield, NT. (photo: )

Members of 808 Squadron with the Brahminy Foundation during a MRH-90 visit at Litchfield, NT.

On 2 September 2014 members of the Royal Australian Navy’s 808 Squadron and HMAS Coonawarra visited the Brahminy Foundation located within the Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory.

Exercise KAKADU Task Group defend air attack

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Principal Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Kane Mackey in the Operations Room during an air warfare exercise onboard HMAS Stuart as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Principal Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Kane Mackey in the Operations Room during an air warfare exercise onboard HMAS Stuart as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

On Tuesday 2 September 2014, eight ships of the coalition Task Force defended themselves against 11 opposition aircraft as a part of an air defence exercise for KAKADU. The ships faced threats from a range of aircraft and had to respond to a simulated use of long range and short range missile deployments.

Stuart leads the way for Exercise KAKADU

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Combat Systems Operator, Able Seaman Blake Norris conducts a tour onboard HMAS Stuart with Leading Seaman Ahmed Mahmood (left) and Leading Seaman Ahafeez of the Pakistan Navy during Exercise KAKADU 2014.   (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Combat Systems Operator, Able Seaman Blake Norris conducts a tour onboard HMAS Stuart with Leading Seaman Ahmed Mahmood (left) and Leading Seaman Ahafeez of the Pakistan Navy during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

On the weekend, the ship’s company of Stuart, weighed anchor to mark the start of the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Exercise KAKADU sea phase kicks off with Action Stations

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Josh Little shows Commander Larry Cesista of the Philippine Navy, his console during warfare exercises for Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Leading Seaman Combat Systems Operator Josh Little shows Commander Larry Cesista of the Philippine Navy, his console during warfare exercises for Exercise KAKADU 2014.

At 0900 hours on Sunday 31 August, HMAS Sydney took the lead of 'Blue Force' Task Group 628.1, consisting of JS Hatakaze from Japan and BRP Ramon Alcaraz from the Philippines, sailing in formation from Darwin Harbour to kick off the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Coalition fleet sails for warfare at sea

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Four ships from the eight-strong coalition fleet prepare to sail from Darwin for major warfare activities at sea during Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: )

Four ships from the eight-strong coalition fleet prepare to sail from Darwin for major warfare activities at sea during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

The KAKADU 2014 fleet has sailed from Darwin to conduct major maritime warfare serials at sea in the North Australian Exercise Area including gunnery, air defence, flying operations and more.

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

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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.