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Inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference builds trust

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), SGT Shane Gidall (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, has hosted 14 of his counterparts or their representatives in Darwin for the inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference to discuss maritime security and interoperability in the Asia-Pacific.

Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

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Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton recently led the Fijian workshop on Women, Peace and Security

While alongside in Fiji, recently, HMAS Canberra hosted a 'talanoa', or workshop, on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, Women, Peace and Security.

Logistics innovation a boon for units

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Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device. (photo: Unknown)

Sailor from HMAS Ballarat using SLIMS mobile device.

Anzac frigates HMA Ships Ballarat and Warramunga are the first two ships in the Fleet to take delivery of mobile devices set to modernise and streamline stores processes.
 

Paradise reinforces commitment to maritime security

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mark Doggett (author and photographer)

HMPNGS Seeadler (front) operating with HMPNGS Moresby (middle) and HMAS Wollongong (rear) in Port Moresby Harbour during Exercise Paradise 2016. (photo: LEUT Mark Doggett)

HMPNGS Seeadler (front) operating with HMPNGS Moresby (middle) and HMAS Wollongong (rear) in Port Moresby Harbour during Exercise Paradise 2016.

The ability of the Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies to work together in maritime security is stronger than ever following the conclusion of Exercise PARADISE this month.

Busy time for Newcastle testing UAV capability

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Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined HMAS Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials - flight operations to assess the operability of the ScanEagle system from a guided missile frigate. (photo: Unknown)

Flight Trials Unit and the Navy Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit teams who joined HMAS Newcastle to conduct first-of-class flight trials - flight operations to assess the operability of the ScanEagle system from a guided missile frigate.

The crew of HMAS Newcastle found their recent Sea Qualification Trials demanding, testing weapons and engineering systems after a lengthy maintenance period.

Destroyer combat systems training enhanced

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DARWIN, Australia U.S. and Australian Sailors participate in a bilateral combat systems training exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance.  (photo: MC2(SW) Will Gaskill)

DARWIN, Australia U.S. and Australian Sailors participate in a bilateral combat systems training exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance.

With destroyer NUSHIP Hobart set to commence contractor sea trials next month before being delivered to the Royal Australian Navy next year, many of the growing number of the ship’s company have already undertaken AEGIS combat system training in the United States.
 

Emphasis on information a boost for aviators

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725 Squadron's MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter conducts a DIPEX serial in the Jervis Bay area. (photo: LSIS Sarah Williams)

725 Squadron's MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter conducts a DIPEX serial in the Jervis Bay area.

While it might not be considered a headline-grabbing topic, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, has reinforced the need to prioritise information management within his force command.
 

Working-up alongside in scenario

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS Arunta conduct Brocco thermal lance training during a damage control exercise onboard Arunta.   (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sailors from HMAS Arunta conduct Brocco thermal lance training during a damage control exercise onboard Arunta.

The crew from HMAS Arunta made gains by sitting still recently when the ship took part in a simulation exercise alongside.

Big birds soar in Tasmania’s winter skies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), POIS Paul McCallum (photographer), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

An Australian Army CH47F Chinook helicopter launches from the deck of HMAS Adelaide, as the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials for the CH47F. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

An Australian Army CH47F Chinook helicopter launches from the deck of HMAS Adelaide, as the ship conducts First of Class Flight Trials for the CH47F.

HMAS Adelaide has been working in Tasmanian waters to conduct cold weather aspects of the first of class flight trials for the ‘big birds’ of the Army; the new Chinook CH-47F.

Amphibious arrival in southern capital

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), LSIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

HMAS Adelaide sails towards Hobart, Tasmania, while conducting CH47F Chinook flying serials. (photo: POIS Paul McCallum)

HMAS Adelaide sails towards Hobart, Tasmania, while conducting CH47F Chinook flying serials.

HMAS Adelaide, one of the largest and most capable warships in the Royal Australian Navy fleet arrived in Tasmania’s maritime capital city Hobart on 19 August, for a five day visit.