Section: Fleet

IPE19 prepares for explosive training activities with regional partners

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Clearance Diver Istvan Dobo (right) discusses the usage of the Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal robot with Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Ethan Smith during a joint training exercise on board HMAS Canberra as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

As the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR Task Force approached Sri Lanka, Australian Navy and Army teams prepared for diving, demolition and explosive ordinance disposal training with regional partners.

New rigs on trial

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Melbourne trial the prototype Maritime Multi-cam Pattern Uniform in a sea-going environment. (photo: LSIS Kieran Dempsey)

The Ship’s Company of HMAS Melbourne trial the prototype Maritime Multi-cam Pattern Uniform in a sea-going environment.

A new look multi-cam uniform is being put to the test, for Navy, with trials of the sea-going variant taking place across the Fleet.

“We stand with you” - CN visits Navy’s North Queensland Force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, speaks with Cairns based officers and sailors during a visit to HMAS Cairns, Qld.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan has paid a visit to Townsville and HMAS Cairns, telling members any impact from a current operational surge will be shared across the Royal Australian Navy.

Australia and Sri Lanka to forge stronger ties

This article has photo gallery Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Air Force officer Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, stands on the flag deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Air Force officer Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen, AM, stands on the flag deck of HMAS Success during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) is Australia’s largest ever Defence engagement activity with Sri Lanka.

Search ends but progress made in Vampire hunt

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Sarah West (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I). (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Navy Clearance Divers from HMAS Diamantina prepare to dive while deployed off the coast of Sri Lanka during the search for HMAS Vampire (I).

Despite searching 150 square nautical miles off the coast of Sri Lanka, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Diamantina have been unable to confirm the final resting place of HMAS Vampire (I).

IPE19 fleet fuelled up and on its way

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

HMAS Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.

Remembering Cyclone Pam

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

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Choules off the Coast of Tanna Island for the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam commemorative service at Tafea Provincial Government Council Offices, Vanuatu.

Members of the Australian Defence Force recently took part in a moving ceremony on Vanuatu’s Tanna Island to mark the fourth anniversary of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

725 in the spotlight as Fleet Air Arm meets the Press

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

725 Squadron hosts journalists from a range of Defence and Aviation publications for a behind the scenes look at the range of programs and facilities provided to 725 trainees at HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

725 Squadron hosts journalists from a range of Defence and Aviation publications for a behind the scenes look at the range of programs and facilities provided to 725 trainees at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm’s 725 Squadron recently welcomed a group of specialist defence and aerospace media for a behind-the-scenes look at Navy’s newest and most potent naval combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’.

Indonesian Navy officers visit WA for MAROPS working group

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director Maritime Exercises, Commander Iain Hutchins, RAN, welcomes attendees to the Maritime Operations Working Group (MOWG) for 2019 held at Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director Maritime Exercises, Commander Iain Hutchins, RAN, welcomes attendees to the Maritime Operations Working Group (MOWG) for 2019 held at Fremantle.

Navy played host to a number of Indonesian Navy members recently when a Maritime Operations Working Group was held in Western Australia.

Music and sport brings communities together in the Solomon Islands

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

Royal Solomon Islands Police and Australian Defence Force members come together for a day of sporting events in Honiara, Solomon Islands. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Royal Solomon Islands Police and Australian Defence Force members come together for a day of sporting events in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Music and sport are well known for providing many benefits, including the ability to bring communities together.