Published on by LEUT John Thompson (author), ABATV Kieren Whiteley (photographer)
The organisation providing maintenance, repair and refurbishment services to the fleet is embarking on a new program to raise the skill and capability of its workforce by engaging the support of private industry.
Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
It was a case of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ when HMAS Stirling’s Fleet Support Unit West, commissioned a spray booth and oven from the Royal Australian Air Force, saving Defence thousands of dollars in replacement costs.
More often thought of as what powers aircraft traversing the skies, the gas turbine is also what gives many Australian Navy ships their get up and go. For maintainers of those gas turbines, training is on the improve.
Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)
When Australian students contemplate their future careers, many have had little hands-on experience with the choices available, so for a group of Western Australian youngsters, the chance to try Navy on for size was a very real decision-making tool.
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.
Published on by WO Bill Mansfield (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)
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 Hedamora diesel engines in the Collins class submarines.