Topic: Science, Technology & Innovation

Navy teams with Australian environmental scientists to fight and win at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CSIRO (photographer)

Lieutenant Cheyne Colley, Petty Officer Hannah Lee and Lieutenant Commander Matthew Hawker on board CSIRO Research Vessel Investigator. (photo: )

Lieutenant Cheyne Colley, Petty Officer Hannah Lee and Lieutenant Commander Matthew Hawker on board CSIRO Research Vessel Investigator.

Two Navy Hydrographers and a Meteorology and Oceanography officer joined with scientists from around Australia recently on a voyage to understand how and when the Great Barrier Reef formed.

Engineering award helps sharpen Navy's 21st century sword

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LACW Jacqueline Forrester (photographer)

L-R: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN congratulates Lieutenant James Keane, RAN, recipient of the Holthouse Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mr Guy Holthouse at Sea Power Conference 19, at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forester)

L-R: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN congratulates Lieutenant James Keane, RAN, recipient of the Holthouse Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mr Guy Holthouse at Sea Power Conference 19, at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

The chance to pursue a graduate research project outside of his busy daily engineering life has opened up new opportunities for a driven Navy officer, Capability Realisation Engineer, Lieutenant James Keane.

Innovation shines bright

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system.

A sailor’s efforts to be the driving force behind an innovative adaptation to ship lighting systems has recently been recognised by the Centre of Innovation at Fleet Base East.

Shark Tank innovations changing the face of HMAS Albatross

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

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor James Walker, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adrian Pendlebury and Deputy Commodore Fleet Air Arm, Captain Grant O'Loughlan, RAN, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the outdoor training area at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor James Walker, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adrian Pendlebury and Deputy Commodore Fleet Air Arm, Captain Grant O'Loughlan, RAN, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the outdoor training area at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm’s Shark Tank was a series of interactive forums where personnel, no matter rank or role, were invited to pitch proposals for improvements to the workplace.

Ultimate recognition for innovative sub-surface solution

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

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan presents Warrant Officer Paul Ross with a Commendation and Innovation award in front Submarine Force personnel on Diamantina Pier at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

It was a career milestone for a HMAS Stirling-based submariner when he was presented with both a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and the Inaugural Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award at the same time.

National accolades for Navy innovator

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer), LEUT James Keane (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, RAN, with the Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Harry Hubbert, RAN, with the Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel during Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Navy innovation is in the national spotlight, with Engineers Australia naming engineering officer Lieutenant Harry Hubbert among Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers for 2019.

Best of Navy innovation

Published on by CAPT Roger Brennan (author), CPL Kylie Gibson (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally conducts a sediment and water test on the ship's marine diesel fuel during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: CPL Kylie GIbson)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Leading Seaman Marine Technician Sarah Battenally conducts a sediment and water test on the ship's marine diesel fuel during AUSINDEX 2019.

Soon to be decommissioned, HMAS Newcastle is home to one of the Royal Australian Navy’s innovation hubs that is currently deployed on INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19).

Innovation and collaboration in action at AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 18

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ross Bowden, RAN (left), and Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, Andrew Hodgkinson, discuss the capabilities of the Navy's recently commissioned 822X Squadron during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Royal Australian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Ross Bowden, RAN (left), and Assistant Secretary Defence Capability and Innovation, Andrew Hodgkinson, discuss the capabilities of the Navy's recently commissioned 822X Squadron during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Head of Defence’s Innovation Hub witnessed innovation and industry collaboration in action when visiting AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 (AW18) at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Innovative concepts on display at Shark Tank 5

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Murray Lindsay (author), POIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Dr Wu presents to the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank audience. (photo: POIS Justin Brown)

Dr Wu presents to the Fleet Air Arm Shark Tank audience.

The Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) has maintained its momentum on the Innovative Behaviours Program by conducting the fifth FAA Shark Tank (FAAST) at HMAS Albatross.

Centre for Innovation continues to push boundaries with new technology

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician James Taylor, scans a ceremonial cannon trigger assembly using the Artec 3D scanner at the Centre for Innovation, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician James Taylor, scans a ceremonial cannon trigger assembly using the Artec 3D scanner at the Centre for Innovation, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy is moving positively in the direction of being able to manufacture specific spare parts onboard ships to facilitate repairs at sea.