Topic: Science, Technology & Innovation

Navy leads Australian business in innovation and process improvement

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author)

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville. (photo: )

Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville.

In a testament to Navy people and culture, Warfare Innovation Navy and Fleet Support Unit have won Australian Business Awards for Business Innovation and Process Improvement respectively.

Innovation in online learning

Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author)

Midshipman (MIDN) Gap Year Officer Victoria Shi; MIDN Gap Year Officer Dean Raguso; Able Seaman Electronics Technician (ABET) Ayden Paterson; and ABET Lukas Dybala participate in innovation training via the online learning platform ADELE. (photo: Unknown)

Midshipman (MIDN) Gap Year Officer Victoria Shi; MIDN Gap Year Officer Dean Raguso; Able Seaman Electronics Technician (ABET) Ayden Paterson; and ABET Lukas Dybala participate in innovation training via the online learning platform ADELE.

Warfare Innovation Navy has launched an online resource bank, challenging Navy people to challenge themselves and innovate, in building towards a stronger fighting force.

Embracing STEM in education leads to diverse career

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Nancy Cotton (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Marine Technician Candice O’Keefe on the wharf at HMAS Moreton in Brisbane. (photo: SBLT Nanvy Cotton)

Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Marine Technician Candice O’Keefe on the wharf at HMAS Moreton in Brisbane.

As we recognise National Science Week across Australia, the Royal Australian Navy, with its diverse roles, stands out in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) space.

Navy Engineers of the future relish world class training and education

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Jack Meadows (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineer in-training Midshipman Rebecca Gonchee tests electrical resistance using a multimeter on her self-built breadboard at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Weapons Electrical Engineer in-training Midshipman Rebecca Gonchee tests electrical resistance using a multimeter on her self-built breadboard at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australian Defence Force Academy's (ADFA) first virtual Open Day is now underway until Saturday 22 August 2020.

Innovation earns high praise and enhances safety above and below the surface

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jacob Williams of 725 Squadron conducts fuel sampling using the interfacing adaptor on an MH-60R helicopter at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Seaman Aviation Technician Aircraft Jacob Williams of 725 Squadron conducts fuel sampling using the interfacing adaptor on an MH-60R helicopter at HMAS Albatross.

The 2019 Annual Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award has been awarded jointly to Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Nathan Mayfield and Petty Officer Gavin Mason.

Navy innovation wins national award

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Stephen Delo (author), Australian HR Institute (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Mr Don Moloney (second from left), Lieutenant Commander Stephen Delo, Captain Adam Allica and Commander Steve Thompson from Navy’s Warfare Innovation Branch, with members of the Australian HR Institute National Panel. (Image published with permission of the Australian HR Institute) (photo: )

(Please note that this image was taken before COVID-19 social distancing restrictions were put in place). Mr Don Moloney (second from left), Lieutenant Commander Stephen Delo, Captain Adam Allica and Commander Steve Thompson from Navy’s Warfare Innovation Branch, with members of the Australian HR Institute National Panel. (Image published with permission of the Australian HR Institute)

Navy’s innovative culture, challenging of norms, critical thought and agility in problem-solving throughout 2019 has been recognised with a major award.

Engineering innovation builds pace at sea in HMAS Melville

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Simon Brown (author)

Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Ryan Schweitzer takes a temperature reading during the prototyping phase of the ventilation system enhancement. (photo: )

Petty Officer Marine Technician (POMT) Ryan Schweitzer takes a temperature reading during the prototyping phase of the ventilation system enhancement.

Engineering innovation onboard HMAS Melville has resulted in an increase in the maximum propulsion power available to support the ship’s involvement in task group operations while improving the normal operating conditions for essential machinery.

AI-search achieves higher detection rate

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Samara Kitchener (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Warfare Innovation Navy project manager, Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, on board a C-27J Spartan during an artificial intelligence search and rescue training mission conducted off the coast of Stradbroke Island, Qld. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Warfare Innovation Navy project manager, Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, on board a C-27J Spartan during an artificial intelligence search and rescue training mission conducted off the coast of Stradbroke Island, Qld.

Airborne search and rescue is an expensive and demanding task, but what if there was a better way? AI-Search, Defence’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) prototype to transform airborne search and rescue, is now in its second phase of development.

Navy engineer sets her trajectory for space

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ben Robson (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Lieutenant Kate Cox visits Questacon in Canberra, after returning from a visit to NASA's Space Camp 2019. Lieutenant Cox has goals to travel into space.

Navy Aviation Engineer Lieutenant Kate Cox has taken one small step towards a truly stellar ambition after attending Space Camp 2019, spending 10 days in the US visiting The Spaceship Company, the Northrup Grumman Headquarters and the US Space and Rocket Centre.

Navy’s sea mine countermeasures make technological leap

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Australian Mine Warfare Team 16, MCDGRP and DSTG staff operating the Bluefin 9 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) from a Mine Countermeasure Support Boat (MCMSB) during a Project Sea 1778 equipment application course at Pittwater, NSW. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Australian Mine Warfare Team 16, MCDGRP and DSTG staff operating the Bluefin 9 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) from a Mine Countermeasure Support Boat (MCMSB) during a Project Sea 1778 equipment application course at Pittwater, NSW.

Driven by the need to organically protect maritime Task Groups from the threat of sea mines, the Royal Australian Navy is introducing a deployable Mine Counter-Measures capability under Project SEA 1778.