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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 Hedemora 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 Hedemora 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 Hedemora diesel engines in the Collins class submarines.

International mine warfare exercise concludes in Hobart

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Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Exercise DUGONG 2015 planning meeting held at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania.

A mine countermeasures exercise, involving seven Navies has drawn to a close in Hobart.

DUGONG 15 participants reflect on loss

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Indian Navy Commander Praveen Sinha and Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN (left) salute as a mark of respect to a fellow serviceman who lost his life during a previous exercise during a wreath laying ceremony at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania at Exercise Dugong 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Indian Navy Commander Praveen Sinha and Commander Max Muller, CSM, RAN (left) salute as a mark of respect to a fellow serviceman who lost his life during a previous exercise during a wreath laying ceremony at Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania at Exercise Dugong 2015.

Personnel involved in mine countermeasures and diving Exercise DUGONG have paused to remember the tragic loss of an officer of the Indian Army in 2009 on a rafting expedition on the Franklin River.

Mission on track for Yarra

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Adam Grover (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Yarra sits off the coast of Cremorne, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Yarra sits off the coast of Cremorne, Tasmania, during Exercise DUGONG 2015.

The ship's company of HMAS Yarra, one of Australia’s Huon class Mine Hunters, takes mine-hunting personally.