Topic: HMAS Watson
Navy and industry partners have been working together in the Maritime Simulation Centre at the Australian Maritime College based at the University of Tasmania.
Royal Australian Navy personnel have taken part in Experiment Sky Kraken, a study to monitor team interactions during Aerial System operations.
Thirty-six maritime warfare officers were recently awarded their Bridge Warfare Certificates after graduating from Junior Warfare Application Course 63 in a ceremony held at HMAS Watson in Sydney.
A rampaging HMAS Watson basketball side took out Navy’s east-coast basketball competition for the first time in competition history on 12 July; a victory made sweeter by their clean-sweep.
A former Army radio operator who transferred to the Navy in 2011 to gain sea time, experience, knowledge and skills before he decided his future, received a Conspicuous Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Two Spanish-speaking Australian midshipmen have spent the last three months taking part in training, exercises and navigating around Australia on board the Spanish Armada’s frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón.
It was a red-letter day at HMAS Watson on 2 May, with one half of the first married couple to graduate from the same Principal Warfare Officers Course also being awarded overall dux.
The first electronic warfare course combining submarine and surface fleet trainees graduated from the home of Navy’s warfare training on Sydney Harbour’s south head, HMAS Watson on 5 May.
In a collaborative project with Australian industry, the Royal Australian Navy is extending its use of simulation to electronic warfare training.
Lieutenant Patrick Velu is relishing being part of Navy’s team in the Middle East – putting training into action as an officer-of-the-watch in HMAS Arunta.