Topic: Innovation

Innovation pays off for Fleet Air Arm

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Mitchell Sama utilises the Positive Air Breathing Apparatus while conducting maintenance on an MRH-90 Taipan Multi Role Helicopter at 808 Squadron, HMAS Albatross.

For Leading Seaman Brad Watson and Able Seaman Ben Price, recent advice that ‘portable breathing apparatus rigs are now cleared for release and ready for collection’, represented the realisation of a concept they developed to improve the way Navy does business when using harmful chemicals.

Navy know-how drives land drone

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (author)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Allan Winning, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Kemp and Defence Civilian Bruce Fox testing the Critical Incident Response Vehicle at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Chief Petty Officer Electronics Technician Allan Winning, Petty Officer Electronics Technician Ben Kemp and Defence Civilian Bruce Fox testing the Critical Incident Response Vehicle at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

A resourceful team at HMAS Cerberus has put their ingenuity to the test in making a remotely operated, land-based drone for use in emergencies on-base.

Innovation event explores future submarine control capability

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

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A joint Australian/US innovation event that discussed and explored current and future submarine technology was recently held at HMAS Stirling.

Sleeping submariners innovative support structure

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Prototype of the submarine accommodation capsules (SAC) that can be stored in similar fashion as torpedos ready for trials. (photo: Unknown)

Prototype of the submarine accommodation capsules (SAC) that can be stored in similar fashion as torpedos ready for trials.

A group of Royal Australian Navy submariners have developed an innovative solution to providing temporary accommodation onboard submarines.

Innovation empowers safety culture

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Commodore Chris Smallhorn, RAN, outlines the Fleet Air Arm innovation strategy though a Shark Tank style forum at HMAS Albatross.

In November, HMAS Albatross will play host to the final of a series of forums designed to harness the creativity of Navy aviation personnel.

Take note – Navy trial underway

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company using the new Navy notebooks. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company using the new Navy notebooks.

Navy’s sailors and officers have a new and improved war-fighting tool in the form of the humble pocket notebook with important information at the fingertips, saving time and effort.

Workshops to breed innovation across Navy

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), Unknown (photographer)

First New Generation Navy 'innovate and challenge' workshop held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: Unknown)

First New Generation Navy 'innovate and challenge' workshop held at HMAS Penguin.

Navy’s renewed focus on innovation shifted up a gear when HMAS Penguin in Sydney hosted the first of many workshops to give Navy people the practical skills to come up with innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

Innovation reaps rewards for Stirling and the fleet

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by CMDR Nick Watson (author), LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

Armoury personnel outside the HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department which they have worked to re-energise as part of Chief of Navy's Plan Pelorus Campaign.  (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Armoury personnel outside the HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department which they have worked to re-energise as part of Chief of Navy's Plan Pelorus Campaign.

HMAS Stirling is leading the charge with innovative ideas and techniques to help motivate the workforce and provide better support to the fleet.

Innovation core to Navy business

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Plan Pelorus round table discussion in the conference room of the Command Building at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Plan Pelorus round table discussion in the conference room of the Command Building at HMAS Stirling.

As part of a recent trip to HMAS Stirling, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett held a roundtable discussion on innovation with sailors and officers.