Topic: Guided Missile Frigate (FFG)
Published on September 29, 2018 by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)
Ship’s companies of both Melbourne and Xianning on the upper decks of both ships farewell each other in traditional naval fashion before parting ways at sea.
Melbourne has completed a visit to the Chinese port of Zhanjiang and conducted a combined passage exercise with the PLA-N Ship, Xianning.
HMAS Newcastle (06) and Japanese Ship JS Sazanami (113) transit the Whitsunday Passage enroute to Sydney.
Royal Australian Navy sailors have tasted life at sea with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as personnel from both services temporarily swapped places after Exercise Kakadu.
Published on September 13, 2018 by SBLT Shafiqah Shariffali (author), Courtesy ABBM Jack Nona (photographer)
AB Thomas Ketchell (in uniform second from left), and AB Jack Nona with their families at Thursday Island.
The morning of Monday 29 August was an experience to remember for three of HMAS
Newcastle’s junior sailors.
September 08, 2018 by LEUT James McPherson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)
HMAS Newcastle leads Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship Huangshan, and Republic of Singapore Navy ships RSS Valiant and RSS Vigour, during officer of the watch manoeuvres as part of Exercise Kakadu 2018.
The sea phase of Exercise Kakadu has shifted up a gear, with coalition ships beginning a series of challenging and complex manoeuvres off the coast of the Northern Territory.
Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) Systems Program Office Director, Captain Jason Sears, RAN, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Senators for Tasmania, Steve Martin and Jonathon Duniam, at Fleet Base East, after Tasmania was announced as the recipient of the former Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Darwin, for the purpose of creating an artificial reef and dive wreck.
After long and distinguished service in the Royal Australian Navy, the decommissioned Adelaide class frigate, ex-HMAS
Darwin, will receive a new lease on life as a dive wreck in the waters off Tasmania, enabling the ship’s rich history to continue for future generations.
A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.
When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.
Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city.
The boom of a seven-gun salute was a welcoming sound for
the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle as she returned to her namesake city for a port visit.
Soldiers from the US Army's 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment visit HMAS Melbourne in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during Exercise RIMPAC 2018.
International engagement during Exercise RIMPAC started early for HMAS
Melbourne as the ship welcomed aboard 20 soldiers from the US Army in Hawaii.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett with members of NUSHIP Brisbane at the Future Frigate announcement in Adelaide, South Australia.
Navy people are taking in the news on Friday that UK firm BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the largest peacetime naval shipping construction project in Australia’s history.
Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN; Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP; and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP, at the announcement of nine Hunter Class Future Frigates in Adelaide, SA.
Navy’s future frigates will be known as ‘Hunter Class’ with the Chief of Navy confirming the first of the Hunter Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFG) to be commissioned in the late 2020s.