A perfect day in Sydney’s Middle Harbour set the scene for the first of many waterborne rescue exercises for the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) based at HMAS Penguin.
HMAS Anzac has reached 22 years of commissioned service on an eventful day that also marked the opening of bilateral Exercise LUMBAS in Cebu, Philippines.
The Navy’s two largest ships have departed Fleet Base East in Garden Island, Sydney today bound for exercises off Australia’s east coast and northern waters.
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched during a ceremony at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The Hobart Class Destroyer Sydney carries a proud name and is a significant warfighting enhancement to Australia’s fleet.
Regional relationships have been strengthened following the completion of the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Countermeasures and Diving Exercise (MCM DIVEX).
It was a week of “firsts” when instructors from HMAS Albatross’s 723 Squadron (Joint Helicopter School) commenced training with the Royal Australian Navy’s new-generation training ship MV Sycamore.
The Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance has achieved a critical milestone with the removal of HMAS Arunta’s mast during its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP).
With just a couple of weeks until graduation, the heat is definitely on for the 14 Aviation Support (AVN) trainees who have just completed the firefighting and rescue phase of their 19 week course.
Physical fitness plays a significant role in maintaining a force which is fit to fight, and for Navy submariners at sea maintaining this high state of readiness is now a little easier.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken to the sea and skies of Malaysia and Singapore to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations.