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Future of surface fleet on the agenda

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Chloe Wootten (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the  Australian Strategic Policy Institute's conference on the future of the Australian Surface Fleet. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, speaks at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's conference on the future of the Australian Surface Fleet.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, provided a keynote address at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's conference on Australia’s Future Surface Fleet in Canberra on 31 March. 

Next generation of maritime warfighter

Published on by ABIS Bonny Gassner (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Principal Warfare Officer student Lieutenant Tavis Knack, in the operations room onboard HMAS Melbourne, during Warfare Assessment Week. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Principal Warfare Officer student Lieutenant Tavis Knack, in the operations room onboard HMAS Melbourne, during Warfare Assessment Week.

Following a very successful Unit Readiness work up, HMAS Melbourne was back in action recently supporting the warfare assessment week – a critical point in the career continuum for both maritime warfare officers and combat system sailors.

Romeo training commences on home soil

Published on by LEUT Mark Flowerdew (author), Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Mrs Ann Sudmalis, MP, Member for Gilmore, New South Wales, and Head of the Defence Materiel Organisation – Helicopters, Tactical Unmanned Systems and Guided Weapons Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, OAM, RAN, inside one of the MH-60R Seahawk flight simulators during the commissioning ceremony held at HMAS Albatross. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

Mrs Ann Sudmalis, MP, Member for Gilmore, New South Wales, and Head of the Defence Materiel Organisation – Helicopters, Tactical Unmanned Systems and Guided Weapons Division, Rear Admiral Tony Dalton, OAM, RAN, inside one of the MH-60R Seahawk flight simulators during the commissioning ceremony held at HMAS Albatross.

Training of aircrew for the new MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo' heliopters has commenced in earnest now that the team at the soon-to-be-commissioned 725 Squadron have all returned from Jacksonville, Florida.

Navy team hits terrorist funding

Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CAPT Fiona Bickerstaff (author), SGT Ray Vance (photographer)

Combined Task Force – 150 members at the Change of Command ceremony on the flight deck of French Ship Var (A806) at Mina Salman port in the Kingdom of Bahrain. (photo: SGT Ray Vance)

Combined Task Force – 150 members at the Change of Command ceremony on the flight deck of French Ship Var (A806) at Mina Salman port in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The funding of terrorism has taken a hit thanks to the efforts of Navy personnel who completed a five-month rotation with Combined Task Force 150 in Bahrain on 6 April.

HMAS Tobruk completes life-saving mission to Vanuatu

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

An Australian Army Unimog is craned onto the deck of HMAS Tobruk at Port Vila  prior to the ship's departure from Operation Pacific Assist 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

An Australian Army Unimog is craned onto the deck of HMAS Tobruk at Port Vila prior to the ship's departure from Operation Pacific Assist 2015.

HMAS Tobruk will return to Townsville this week after three weeks supporting Operation PACIFIC ASSIST in Vanuatu.

UN praise for Australian help to Vanuatu

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

United Nation workers prepare to board an Australian Army Blackhawk helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Tobruk during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

United Nation workers prepare to board an Australian Army Blackhawk helicopter on the flight deck of HMAS Tobruk during Operation Pacific Assist 2015.

A senior official from the United Nations has credited Australia with saving lives and preventing a much larger disaster in Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Pam.

Hydrographers kept busy in Vanuatu

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Alistair Tomlinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

The Deployable Geospatial Support team, embarked in HMAS Tobruk, survey a potential anchorage during Operation Pacific Assist 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

The Deployable Geospatial Support team, embarked in HMAS Tobruk, survey a potential anchorage during Operation Pacific Assist 2015.

Hydrographers on HMAS Tobruk from the Deployable Geospatial Support Team have performed a vital role surveying potential anchorages and beach landing sites during Operation PACIFIC ASSIST 2015.

UAE Officers visit Battle Tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben McNeil shows a small group of United Arab Emirates Navy Officers around HMAS Success' embarked Seahawk 'ODIN' during a ship tour while alongside conducting her self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Leading Seaman Aircrewman Ben McNeil shows a small group of United Arab Emirates Navy Officers around HMAS Success' embarked Seahawk 'ODIN' during a ship tour while alongside conducting her self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Success recently hosted a number of United Arab Emirates Navy officers while alongside in Dubai for a brief self-maintenance period.

Battle Tanker joins NATO Operation

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Jake Badior (author)

Chief of Staff, Standing NATO Maritime Group One, Commander Jens Bjornsteen raises the NATO flag onboard HMAS Success as the ships becomes assigned to Operation Ocean Shield in the Middle East Region. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Chief of Staff, Standing NATO Maritime Group One, Commander Jens Bjornsteen raises the NATO flag onboard HMAS Success as the ships becomes assigned to Operation Ocean Shield in the Middle East Region.

In a Royal Australian Navy first, HMAS Success was recently assigned to a NATO counter-piracy operation in Middle Eastern waters.

Plaudits for battle tanker

This article has photo gallery Published on by ABIS Jake Badior (author), ABIS Jake Badior (photographer)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia, CN (right) speaks with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhumad during a short visit onboard HMAS Success while alongside in the Middle East Region conducting their self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU. (photo: Able Seaman Jake Badior)

Commander Combined Task Force 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia, CN (right) speaks with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Ali Muhumad during a short visit onboard HMAS Success while alongside in the Middle East Region conducting their self maintenance period as part of Operation MANITOU.

The Commander of Combined Task Force 150 visited HMAS Success during the ship’s recent self-maintenance period at the half way point of its Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East region.