Topic: Fleet Support Unit

Revival of training capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), Unknown (photographer)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System. (photo: Unknown)

(l-r) Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Thomas Dann, Able Seaman Electroincs Technician Matthew Minney and Leading Seaman Electroincs Technician Gregoire Soler with the Electro-Optical Tracking System.

A 20-foot shipping container on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, helps the Australian Navy run one of the world’s few remaining shore-to-sea live firing training sites.

Industry outplacement increases capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Scott measures a bore for a mine hunter generator at Wartsila Australia in Huntingwood, Sydney. (photo: ABATV Kieren Whiteley)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ryan Scott measures a bore for a mine hunter generator at Wartsila Australia in Huntingwood, Sydney.

The organisation providing maintenance, repair and refurbishment services to the fleet is embarking on a new program to raise the skill and capability of its workforce by engaging the support of private industry.

Spray booth gets new life

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

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy.

It was a case of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ when HMAS Stirling’s Fleet Support Unit West, commissioned a spray booth and oven from the Royal Australian Air Force, saving Defence thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

Gas turbine training full ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by Miss Leanne Brook (author)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy and staff from General Electric with the LM2500 Gas Turbine. (photo: Unknown)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy and staff from General Electric with the LM2500 Gas Turbine.

More often thought of as what powers aircraft traversing the skies, the gas turbine is also what gives many Australian Navy ships their get up and go. For maintainers of those gas turbines, training is on the improve.

Navy experiences assist career choices

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling.

When Australian students contemplate their future careers, many have had little hands-on experience with the choices available, so for a group of Western Australian youngsters, the chance to try Navy on for size was a very real decision-making tool.

Fresh workplace approach the key to change

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

Lieutenant Commander Robert Thompson from Fleet Support Unit - South East (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Commander Robert Thompson from Fleet Support Unit - South East

A ‘listen and learn’ approach to the workplace has helped Fleet Support Unit – South East in Sydney become a more positive and productive workplace, according to a key player in the change process.

Sailors keep bilge keel project on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT John McClelland (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Tucked away in Western Australia's HMAS Stirling, is a team of specialised Navy personnel creating an enviable centre of high end fabrication.

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.

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.