Topic: Science, Technology & Innovation

Challenge to innovate arrives in Sydney

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Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (right), with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN (right), with Don Moloney at the Official Opening of the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation.

Sydney’s Fleet Base East is now home to Navy’s very own innovation hub.

New headphones music to the ears

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Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Robert McRae wears the new Bluetooth wireless headset on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Robert McRae wears the new Bluetooth wireless headset on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle.

Bluetooth headsets could soon be introduced onto the bridges of Australian frigates thanks to the enterprise and innovation of two young engineers onboard HMAS Newcastle.

Workshops to breed innovation across Navy

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First New Generation Navy 'innovate and challenge' workshop held at HMAS Penguin. (photo: Unknown)

First New Generation Navy 'innovate and challenge' workshop held at HMAS Penguin.

Navy’s renewed focus on innovation shifted up a gear when HMAS Penguin in Sydney hosted the first of many workshops to give Navy people the practical skills to come up with innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

Innovation reaps rewards for Stirling and the fleet

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Armoury personnel outside the HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department which they have worked to re-energise as part of Chief of Navy's Plan Pelorus Campaign.  (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Armoury personnel outside the HMAS Stirling Gunnery Department which they have worked to re-energise as part of Chief of Navy's Plan Pelorus Campaign.

HMAS Stirling is leading the charge with innovative ideas and techniques to help motivate the workforce and provide better support to the fleet.

Innovation core to Navy business

Published on by LEUT Todd Austin (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Plan Pelorus round table discussion in the conference room of the Command Building at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Plan Pelorus round table discussion in the conference room of the Command Building at HMAS Stirling.

As part of a recent trip to HMAS Stirling, Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett held a roundtable discussion on innovation with sailors and officers.

Scientist takes evidence collection to a new level on ADF operations

Published on by LEUT Peter Croce (author), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

(L) Defence Science and Technology Organisation research scientist, Dragana Calic observes (R) Primary Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Barton Harrington, RAN and Tactical Anti-Submarine Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Erven, RAN in the Operations Room of HMAS Darwin, during a boarding. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)

(L) Defence Science and Technology Organisation research scientist, Dragana Calic observes (R) Primary Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Barton Harrington, RAN and Tactical Anti-Submarine Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Erven, RAN in the Operations Room of HMAS Darwin, during a boarding.

Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) scientist Dragana Calic admits that watching six tonnes of hashish being hauled onto a deck of an Australian warship made for an interesting day in the office.

WWI wreck AE2 recorded and preserved in the Sea of Marmara

Published on by LEUT Lauren Rago (author), Defence Science and Technology Organisation (photographer)

Starboard ballast pump suction and discharge pressure gauges of AE2. (photo: DSTO)

Starboard ballast pump suction and discharge pressure gauges of AE2.

More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine AE2, laying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway.

BLUElink project helps Navy understand and protect the marine environment

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Lieutenant James Fethers deploys one of fourteen ARGO buoys to be deployed by HMAS Melbourne. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

Lieutenant James Fethers deploys one of fourteen ARGO buoys to be deployed by HMAS Melbourne.

A decade long project involving the Royal Australian Navy, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has delivered an Australian first and world class ocean forecasting system.

Defence launches book on Nulka missile decoy

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The Nulka active missile decoy was conceived by DSTO and built under an Australian-US collaboration program. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

The Nulka active missile decoy was conceived by DSTO and built under an Australian-US collaboration program.

A book covering the development of an Australian innovation that has contributed significantly to Naval ship protection has been launched by Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert MP.