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Navy’s global engineering credibility set to soar

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Kurravi Piggott (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Director General Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, CSC, RAN, right, explains to Lieutenant Michael Zgoznik the benefits of Navy's new partnership with one of Australia's top professional engineering associations, Engineers Australia. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Director General Engineering - Navy, Commodore Colin Dagg, CSC, RAN, right, explains to Lieutenant Michael Zgoznik the benefits of Navy's new partnership with one of Australia's top professional engineering associations, Engineers Australia.

Navy’s global credibility is set to thrive with the skills and knowledge of more engineering personnel to be acknowledged internationally. In a new agreement with Engineers Australia, Royal Australian Navy Senior Technical Sailors and Engineers can now receive global accreditation.

Kuttabul PTIs find new ways to keep Navy fit to fight

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Instructor Ben Springer ensures Royal Australian Navy Sailors maintain their fitness to RAN standards, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

Leading Seaman Physical Trainer Instructor Ben Springer ensures Royal Australian Navy Sailors maintain their fitness to RAN standards, at HMAS Kuttabul, Sydney.

With gyms across the country closed for months, including at Navy establishments, the Physical Training Instructors at HMAS Kuttabul had to get creative to address the demand for alternative exercise options.

Supporting Navy families through deployment

Published on by Ms Rachel Bowman (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Family members wave in excitement as HMAS Sheean returns home to Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Family members wave in excitement as HMAS Sheean returns home to Fleet Base West, Rockingham, WA.

While usually rewarding for members, deployments and other absences can be a stressful and challenging time for some families. Defence Community Organisation has developed a new webinar series for members and their families called ‘Deployment: embracing the challenge’.

Suppliers sought for frigate program

Published on by Mr Alex Wilson (author)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers, providing an update on opportunities available with the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

Frigate upgrade program rolls on

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Aerial photograph of HMAS Arunta coming alongside to berth next to HMAS Anzac, right, at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Aerial photograph of HMAS Arunta coming alongside to berth next to HMAS Anzac, right, at Fleet Base West, WA.

HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second Anzac Class Frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade, representing a major milestone in the operational life of Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates.

Triple triumph for HMAS Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta and HMCS Ottawa during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2019 for the East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Parramatta and HMCS Ottawa during Exercise PACIFIC VANGUARD 2019 for the East Asia Deployment.

HMAS Parramatta has taken out a number of awards, including the coveted Duke of Gloucester's Cup for 2019, for her exemplary conduct in a year of deployments.

Second naval officer attends Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course

Published on by LEUT Mollie Burns (author)

Navy Lieutenant Andrew Taylor, second from right, with classmates of the Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney. The course was conducted from February to April 2020. Image was taken before distancing requirements were put in place. (photo: )

Navy Lieutenant Andrew Taylor, second from right, with classmates of the Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course at Holsworthy Barracks, Sydney. The course was conducted from February to April 2020. Image was taken before distancing requirements were put in place.

The second Royal Australian Navy participant of the Army’s Geospatial Officers’ Course recently graduated from the Defence Force School of Intelligence at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney.

Keeping the SEA 5000 project on track

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An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

With a work trip to the UK ending early because of COVID-19, and after two weeks of self-isolation, Chen Xu is happy to be back at work in her role as the Commercial Director for the SEA 5000 Phase 1 Hunter Class Frigate Project.

Cerberus continues to graduate the next generation

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Recruit George Oram, left, and his brother Seaman Electronic Technician Trainee Jack Oram at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Recruit George Oram, left, and his brother Seaman Electronic Technician Trainee Jack Oram at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

The Royal Australian Navy Recruit Training School recently farewelled 137 graduates from General Entry 380 Shipp Division, after 11 weeks of initial entry training, at HMAS Cerberus in Victoria.

Frigate returns after six month operational deployment

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Toowoomba returns to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after a six month Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East Region. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Toowoomba returns to Fleet Base West in Western Australia after a six month Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East Region.

HMAS Toowoomba has returned to her home port at Fleet Base West, Western Australia, following a successful deployment on Operation MANITOU.