Section: Fleet

'It's a game changer' - Navy members excited by Future Frigate force

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

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett with members of NUSHIP Brisbane at the Future Frigate announcement in Adelaide, South Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

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.

Hunter class commission new era for Navy’s future force

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

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. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

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.

 

Future Frigate tenderer confirmed

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BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer with the Global Combat Ship - Australia for the Navy's future frigate capability. (photo: )

BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer with the Global Combat Ship - Australia for the Navy's future frigate capability.

The Turnbull Government will deliver one of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates, create 4000 Australian jobs and secure a local naval shipbuilding industry for decades to come.

Innovation heads to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LS Sarah Battenally (photographer)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LS Sarah Battenally)

3D-printed replacement hinges on a compartment locker onboard HMAS Newcastle.

In a significant contribution to the Chief of Navy’s ‘Challenge and Innovate’ statement, Deployed Innovation Workshops have been established onboard HMA Ships Hobart, Warramunga and Newcastle.

Win for birdies

Published on by Mr Glenn Armstrong (author), Mr Ken Karger (photographer)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit. (photo: Mr Ken Karger)

Captain Steve Arney (Director NASPO) and Commander Sands Skinner (NASPO Head of Design) proudly display the Military Design Organisation Approval Certificate surrounded by members of NASPO Engineering Management Unit.

The Navy Aviation Systems Program Office (NASPO) in HMAS Albatross has achieved a significant first in the form of a broad-scope design approval.

 

Chalkboards out, high-tech in

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

Leadership School Instructor, Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Calum Blake, uses one of Training Centre West's (TC-W) new interactive whiteboards to teach a Junior Sailors' Leadership class at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leadership School Instructor, Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Calum Blake, uses one of Training Centre West's (TC-W) new interactive whiteboards to teach a Junior Sailors' Leadership class at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Training Centre-West (TC-W), HMAS Stirling has adapted to an increase in training tempo with a ‘mini-makeover’ of learning spaces to create an interactive learning environment.

Sea Series in full swing

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer), Annual Journal of the 8th/9th Battalion (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ashley Papp, CSM, RAN, addresses guests attending the Kids in Need 'Worlds Largest Open House' launch event in 2017 at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Five weeks, three ships, 2000 uniforms and civilians, four dogs and a sheep! Task Group Operations are always challenging. Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp answered a few questions for us, during Exercise SEA EXPLORER off the North Queensland coast.

 

HMAS Anzac arrives in Fleet Base East after completing her South East Asia Deployment

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Welcome back and BZ to HMAS Anzac - home today after a 3 month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Welcome back and BZ to HMAS Anzac - home today after a 3 month deployment to South East Asia.

Helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has returned to Fleet Base East after a three month South East Asia Deployment as part of a three ship Task Unit with HMA Ships Success and Toowoomba. Since departing Fleet Base East in March, Anzac has visited seven ports in six nations, participated in two international exercises, conducted passage exercises with French, Royal Thai and Philippines navies and travelled a total of 13,000 nautical miles.

Amphibious forces join for major exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), PTE Cameron Sykes (photographer)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018. (photo: PTE Cameron Sykes)

Landing craft return to HMAS Canberra on completion of training activities during Exercise SEA EXPLORER 2018.

Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region.

 

Navy helps Bofors gun find a new home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Facilities Manager Fleet Support Unit-West, Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Jamie Saunders, kneels beside the restored Bofors 40/60 gun at the Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, Western Australia.

A 40/60 Bofors gun has found a new home at the Aviation Heritage Museum after a combined effort from Navy, the Aviation Heritage Museum and the Western Australian Museum to prepare the gun for display.