Topic: Science, Technology & Innovation

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.

Collaboration leads to exciting innovation

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Navy personnel with staff from EPE and the Defence Innovation Hub following the successful completion of the Maritime PRIED demonstration. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Royal Australian Navy Navy personnel with staff from EPE and the Defence Innovation Hub following the successful completion of the Maritime PRIED demonstration.

The Defence Innovation Hub has worked closely with Navy in the Top End to test an exciting system designed for use in the maritime environment.

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.

War on barnacles

Published on by Ms Alison Caldwell (author)

Dr Andrew Scardino examines antifouling coatings for improved efficiency of Navy vessels. (photo: Defence Science and Technology)

Dr Andrew Scardino examines antifouling coatings for improved efficiency of Navy vessels.

The term underwater warfare conjures images of submarines launching torpedoes as destroyers drop deadly depth charges. But there’s another intractable and silent battle being waged beneath the waves. While not as potentially lethal for ships and crews, the attacks are relentless and costly – both for the Navy and for Australia’s marine environment.

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.