Topic: Weapons and Decoys
Navy personnel at the West Head Gunnery School in Victoria have been praised for their innovation to resolve an issue that could have arisen as the Royal Australian Navy’s shipbuilding program gathers pace.
Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.
As the sun set on May 13, spirits were high in the control room of HMAS Waller after the crew’s perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.
The final Nulka missile decoy was delivered to Navy by BAE Systems in April after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada.
Management of the Beecroft Weapons Range, on the northern shore of Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, has been transferred from Navy to the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group.
Navy’s deployed ship in the Middle East, HMAS Arunta, has had its small arms weapons inspected, serviced and certified during a recent port visit.
For the first time since her since her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade in 2014, HMAS Anzac has successfully completed an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile firing against an airborne target.
HMAS Melbourne has launched an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile in a test off the east coast of Australia recently.
HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii.
To engage a surface target from the air with pinpoint accuracy or take out an enemy on the first floor of a building, leaving the rest of the structure intact, is a capability Navy has never had - until now.