Topic: Science, Technology & Innovation

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.

Submarine ideas surface during schools initiative

Published on by LEUT Peeranat Vanichkitrungruang (author)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submariner (LSMTSM) David Morley judging one of the entries in the Submarine in Schools competition. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submariner (LSMTSM) David Morley judging one of the entries in the Submarine in Schools competition.

The Royal Australian Navy is one of the most capable navies in the world - this is largely as a result of seeking the right equipment, and recruiting the correct people to use and develop this equipment effectively.

Sea trials demonstrate new capability to manage AUVs

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

Lieutenant Charlie Kenney attends the Defence Science and Technology Group (DTSG) hosted Summerfest for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operations at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, ACT.

A week-long trial led by the Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Science and Technology Group has demonstrated new capability in the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.

Innovation Unit brings 3D creativity to repairs in HMAS Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Nathan Little with a sound powered communications adaptor that was 3D printed on board HMAS Parramatta. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Nathan Little with a sound powered communications adaptor that was 3D printed on board HMAS Parramatta.

Overcoming obstacles while at sea is all in a day’s work for an innovative group of sailors in HMAS Parramatta, who are putting their problem-solving skills and innovative approach at the forefront of their daily work.

SEA 1770 capability on track for geospatial survey teams

Published on by AB Kate Buchanan (author)

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is transported to a launch site at sea by a Royal Australian Navy Geospatial Survey team. (photo: )

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is transported to a launch site at sea by a Royal Australian Navy Geospatial Survey team.

Project SEA 1770’s aim is to modernise the approach Hydrographers have to Rapid Environmental Assessment. The Hydrographic, Meteorological and Oceanic Group’s four Deployable Geospatial Survey Teams have been introducing a number of new capabilities since the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit was stood up in October 2018.

Gliding into the Coral Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Emily Kolokotas (author)

The Slocum Glider launch onboard HMAS Melville in the Coral Sea. (photo: )

The Slocum Glider launch onboard HMAS Melville in the Coral Sea.

HMAS Melville has deployed three Slocum Gliders in vicinity of the Coral Sea, as part of the SEA2400 trials and Australia’s continued efforts to test new technology to enhance the hydrographic surveying capabilities of the Navy and the Nation.