Section: Fleet

New shipyard tower to increase productivity

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Arunta prior to returning to the water after significant upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (right) The recently opened support tower facility is shown adjacent to Arunta. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Arunta prior to returning to the water after significant upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. (right) The recently opened support tower facility is shown adjacent to Arunta.

A new support tower facility recently opened at the Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia will enhance productivity and reduce costs for Navy ships undergoing maintenance and modifications.

No flag too elusive for cyber sleuths

Published on by SGT Mark Doran (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Members of the Fleet Cyber Group, from left, ABCIS Jarryd Dart, LSCIS Dharugeyan Murugavel, LEUT David Brook, LSCIS Morgan Fitzpatrick and ABCTS Nicholas Tangey. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Members of the Fleet Cyber Group, from left, ABCIS Jarryd Dart, LSCIS Dharugeyan Murugavel, LEUT David Brook, LSCIS Morgan Fitzpatrick and ABCTS Nicholas Tangey.

A far cry from the dark dungeons where hackers usually gather on TV and in movies, Toowoomba’s Highfields Cultural Centre was transformed into a base-of-operations for the Cyber Skills Challenge - Joint (CSC-J).

Flexibility is the key

Published on by CPL Sebastian Beurich (author), LCDR Benjamin Churcher (photographer)

WO Phil Robertson guides a trainee during a fire damage control exercise. (photo: LCDR Benjamin Churcher)

WO Phil Robertson guides a trainee during a fire damage control exercise.

If you've had anything to do with Sea Training Group (STG) over the past few years, you might have noticed differences in the way they deliver Collective Training to Fleet Units.

Mine Hunter returns from north Asian deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.  (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Gascoyne's forecastle berthing party prepare to come alongside HMAS Waterhen to re-unite with their families after the ships North East Asia Deployment.

The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class.

HMAS Hobart returns home, mission achieved, systems ready

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer), LSIS Craig Walton (photographer), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

HMAS Hobart Ship's Company line the forecastle during their entry into Sydney Harbour after returning from the United States for weapons trials.

Australia’s first Aegis combat system based guided missile destroyer, HMAS Hobart, has ended the year in spectacular style, conducting weapons and systems evaluations with the United States Navy off the US West Coast.

Arunta celebrates 20 years

Published on by LCDR Charles Marchant (author)

Cutting HMAS Arunta's birthday cake are, from left, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta LCDR Aaron Scott; the youngest member of ship’s company SMNMT Charley Klaster; and the Command Warrant Officer WOMT Kenneth McPherson. (photo: )

Cutting HMAS Arunta's birthday cake are, from left, Executive Officer HMAS Arunta LCDR Aaron Scott; the youngest member of ship’s company SMNMT Charley Klaster; and the Command Warrant Officer WOMT Kenneth McPherson.

HMAS Arunta recently celebrated 20 years’ service with a seafood buffet and birthday cake prepared by the ship’s Maritime Logistics staff.

Taking the weight in the Top End

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, passes 'the weight', a symbol of command, to the new Commanding Officer, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra has handed over command during a clear lower deck ceremony at the Darwin establishment’s busy port.

Navy’s future submarine class named

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Artist impression courtesy of Naval Group Australia. (photo: )

Artist impression courtesy of Naval Group Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines will be named the Attack class, with the first submarine being named HMAS Attack.

Maritime bonds built during APEC 2018

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Armidale Class Patrol Boats HMAS Larrakia and HMAS Glenelg lead HMNZS Otago in a sail past of HMAS Adelaide as the Australian and international maritime elements prepare to depart Fairfax Harbour, Port Moresby on completion of Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST.

The successful conclusion of APEC 2018 Leaders’ Week marked a very successful conclusion of a significant maritime security effort undertaken by Papua New Guinea and supported by international security partners Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

New PNG Patrol Boat ready to serve

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Sea Training Group with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element ships company of NUSHIP Ted Diro (P401) on completion of the ship's sea readiness evaluation at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy Sea Training Group with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element ships company of NUSHIP Ted Diro (P401) on completion of the ship's sea readiness evaluation at HMAS Stirling, WA.

One week after being handed over from Australia to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, NUSHIP Ted Diro has passed its initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from Navy’s Sea Training Unit - Defence Cooperation Program.