Topic: Unmanned/Remote Systems

Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LEUT Michael Mulquiney (photographer), Mr Markus Winhofer (photographer)

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck. (photo: )

822X Squadron Deputy Engineer Lieutenant Gareth Forbes recovers the S-100 Camcopter on HMAS Ballarat’s flight deck.

Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia.

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.

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.

Technology and skill contribute to minehunter operations in Korea

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

The deck crew on HMAS Diamantina recover the starboard MDV following mine hunting operations.

Following a passage of more than 5600 nautical miles from their homeport in Sydney, a Royal Australian Navy Task Group consisting of minehunters, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne are taking part in the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX 19) off the coast of the Republic of Korea.

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.

The man behind the unmanned helicopter

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), CPL Jessica de Rouw (photographer)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform. (photo: CPL Jessica de Rouw)

Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics, Rik Murtagh, showcases the 822X Squadron S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aircraft System at the Australian International Airshow 2019 held at Avalon, Victoria. Able Seaman Murtagh is an operator and maintainer for the platform.

Two Royal Australian Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are on display at the 2019 Australian International Airshow at Avalon, Victoria.

Technology advances impress VIPs at AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 18

Published on by LEUT Andrew Herring (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

The Sun Ray autonomous undersea glider at HMAS Creswell during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

The Sun Ray autonomous undersea glider at HMAS Creswell during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018.

Senior military and defence civilian leaders from Australia and its Five Eyes Alliance partner nations, USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand were impressed by the command and control advancements made during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018.

AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 a milestone in allied cooperation

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

Head of Royal Australian Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, AM, CSC, RAN (right), Australian Defence Force personnel and industry partners watch the Defendtex Tempest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell. (photo: ABIS Kieran Dempsey)

Head of Royal Australian Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, AM, CSC, RAN (right), Australian Defence Force personnel and industry partners watch the Defendtex Tempest Unmanned Aerial Vehicle display during AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018 at HMAS Creswell.

Fifty autonomous technologies and over 500 scientists, technicians and support staff have come together for Autonomous Warrior 2018 (AW18) in Jervis Bay.

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.

AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR set for intensive fortnight

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Images courtesy of Defence Science & Technology (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)

Defence Science and Technology (DST) researchers Augustus Okoye and Drew Ellis along with 822X Squadron's PO James Pierson and PO Peter O'Sullivan are about to launch a quadcopter for an endurance test to demonstrate autonomous networking and data fusion in support of Royal Australian Navy tasks at Exercise AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018. (photo: DST)

Defence Science and Technology (DST) researchers Augustus Okoye and Drew Ellis along with 822X Squadron's PO James Pierson and PO Peter O'Sullivan are about to launch a quadcopter for an endurance test to demonstrate autonomous networking and data fusion in support of Royal Australian Navy tasks at Exercise AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2018.

More than 500 people from 47 companies and officers from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK, NATO and regional militaries have convened at HMAS Creswell for the largest autonomous military exercise ever conducted by western allies.