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HMAS Stuart completes bilateral exercise with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Christopher McGregor (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Stuart cheers ship for JS Kirisame during a Formation Foxtrot before completing Exercise Nichi Gou Trident off the south coast of Japan. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Stuart cheers ship for JS Kirisame during a Formation Foxtrot before completing Exercise Nichi Gou Trident off the south coast of Japan.

HMAS Stuart has followed up on her successful participation in the Japanese International Fleet Review and port visit to Yokosuka, Japan, by participating in the bilateral Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT with five warships of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force.

Innovation assisting Armidales

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS James Whittle (photographer)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Ireland of Attack Four, conducts damage control checks on board HMAS Larrakia. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Luke Ireland of Attack Four, conducts damage control checks on board HMAS Larrakia.

Two Armidale class patrol boat sailors have used an innovative technique to inspire and improve their crew’s performance at sea.

Chinooks commence Canberra trials

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Nathan Robb (author), LSIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer), LSIS Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay. (photo: LSIS Yuri Ramsey)

A CH-47D Chinook conducts load lifting trials with HMAS Canberra in Jervis Bay.

The Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flag Ship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on 20-21 October 2015.

First in submarine exchange initiative

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw and Lieutenant Roger Terry prior to embarking on their exchange program sea phase onboard HMAS Rankin, departing from HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw and Lieutenant Roger Terry prior to embarking on their exchange program sea phase onboard HMAS Rankin, departing from HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Two of the most recent additions to the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force are part of a Australian-United States Navy Personnel Exchange Program.  Lieutenants Nathan Whitelaw and Roger Terry are the first United States Navy officers to take part in the program between the two Submarine Forces.

Vital frigate training designed in-house

Published on by LCDR Paul Anderson (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy MK 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System Course students and instructors onboard HMAS Sydney, Fleet Base East. (photo: ABIS Chantell Brown)

Royal Australian Navy MK 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System Course students and instructors onboard HMAS Sydney, Fleet Base East.

The Royal Australian Navy has developed a pilot training course for maintainers of the Mk 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System on Guided Missile Frigates or FFG.

Indonesian ties strengthened

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Australia's relationship with Indonesia was highlighted last month when Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, visited Jakarta. (photo: Unknown)

Australia's relationship with Indonesia was highlighted last month when Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, visited Jakarta.

Australia’s relationship with Indonesia was highlighted last month when Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett visited Jakarta and the crew of HMAS Wollongong participated in an International Fleet Review.

One step closer for the Submarine Enterprise

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author)

ASC West's Engineering Manager Mr Rod Brown, with Graduate Engineer from ASC, Mr Samuel Davey, and Commander Peter Foster from Submarine Force. (photo: Unknown)

ASC West's Engineering Manager Mr Rod Brown, with Graduate Engineer from ASC, Mr Samuel Davey, and Commander Peter Foster from Submarine Force.

A new program is underway within the Submarine Enterprise, allowing a Graduate Engineer from industry partner, ASC, to complete a work placement at the Submarine Force, enhancing understanding of the capability and effectiveness of the Enterprise.

The 'Tartan'Terror' in Japan for Fleet Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Michelle Ryan (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Junior sailors stand at ease on the flightdeck of HMAS Stuart as the ship arrives in Yokosuka, Japan. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Junior sailors stand at ease on the flightdeck of HMAS Stuart as the ship arrives in Yokosuka, Japan.

A formal ceremony welcomed HMAS Stuart alongside in Yokosuka, Japan, on 10 October when the ship arrived to participate in the country's International Fleet Review.

At-sea manoeuvres with Philippine Navy follow successful visit

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nicholas Asara (author), LEUT Filiberto Hernandez (photographer), LEUT Jake Leonard (photographer)

Lieutenant Jake Leonard salutes whilst Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN waves as BRP Ramon A Alcaraz sails past. (photo: LEUT Filiberto Hernandez)

Lieutenant Jake Leonard salutes whilst Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Darren Grogan, CSM, RAN waves as BRP Ramon A Alcaraz sails past.

HMA Ships Sirius and Arunta recently had a busy but enjoyable visit to Subic Bay which culminated in a successful passage exercise with Philippine Navy Ship Ramon Alcarez.

Working together for better submarine outcomes

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO Bill Mansfield (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Seaman Marine Technician Ethan Ollington and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submariner Cooper Harman re-install the exhaust uptake components on the Hedamora Diesel Land Based Test Facility at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Seaman Marine Technician Ethan Ollington and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submariner Cooper Harman re-install the exhaust uptake components on the Hedamora Diesel Land Based Test Facility at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Fleet Support Unit-West is joining forces with the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Training and Systems Centre for a joint project overhauling the technically challenging Hedamora diesel engines in the Collins class submarines.