A team of instructors from 723 Squadron recently visited HMAS Waterhen in Sydney to inspect Defence’s new multi-role aviation training vessel, MV Sycamore.
It is a potentially catastrophic scenario: two critically injured in a helicopter crash, a patient undergoing an amputation and another recovering from serious injuries in a fall, with medics also trying to help a woman giving birth. Suddenly news breaks of 15 injured in a small boat collision and fire in a dock. And it’s all taking place on one of Australia’s amphibious assault ships.
Navy is working with a team of engineers led by a fire fighting expert at Deakin University to provide next generation simulation tools to train officers and sailors.
The Bridge Training Faculty at HMAS Watson, on the south head of Sydney Harbour, has used simulation systems to deliver effective training to sailors and officers throughout Navy for years but recently the ability to increase training throughput with simulation has been given a boost.
Navy personnel at the West Head Gunnery School in Victoria have been praised for their innovation to resolve an issue that could have arisen as the Royal Australian Navy’s shipbuilding program gathers pace.
A simple-to-use clamp, designed by the Defence Science and Technology Group in conjunction with Navy, provides one of the fastest methods available for the rapid repair of high pressure pipes.
Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.
Two Royal Australian Navy officers have spent the past five months improving their understanding of Indonesia’s language and culture as part of an exchange program with the Australian Defence Force Academy.
The tactical part-task trainer used by students at the Joint Helicopter School is just one of the synthetic training systems in use.
A little-known event that helped turn the tide of the Pacific War was quietly commemorated 75 years on in Albany on 20 June.