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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.

Warships depart Sydney for first major Fleet exercise of 2020

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS Benjamin Ricketts (photographer)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020. (photo: ABIS Benjamin Ricketts)

HMAS Arunta, followed by HMAS Stuart, departs Sydney Harbour for the Royal Australian Navy's Fleet Certification Period 2020.

HMA Ships Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney in formation today to mark the start of the sea phase of Navy's first major exercise for the year, Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).

HMAS Watson ready for redevelopment

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer)

An aerial view of Royal Australian Navy establishment HMAS Watson, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Leo Baumgartner)

An aerial view of Royal Australian Navy establishment HMAS Watson, Sydney.

Major redevelopment works are about to commence at HMAS Watson, Navy’s principal warfare and navigation training establishment, preparing Royal Australian Navy officers and sailors of to be able to fight and win at sea.

Anzac AMCAP on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), POEW Johnathon Phillips (photographer)

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott visits Henderson Shipyard, WA to check on HMAS Anzac's AMCAP progress. (photo: POEW Johnathon Phillips)

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott visits Henderson Shipyard, WA to check on HMAS Anzac's AMCAP progress.

Director General Major Surface Ships Commodore Rob Elliott recently paid a visit to HMAS Anzac to check on the progress of the latest Anzac Class Frigate to undergo its Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia.

Drinking from the sea

Published on by POIS Helen Frank (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules, right, during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

MV Sycamore conducts a rendezvous with HMAS Choules, right, during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. Where does a Royal Australian Navy ship get its drinking water from? HMAS Choules’ water making capability was recently tested when the ship evacuated 1100 people from Mallacoota during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.

HMAS Parramatta sails on SE Asia deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Friends and family watch HMAS Parramatta depart from Fleet Base East, Sydney, bound for a four-month deployment to South East Asia. (photo: ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Friends and family watch HMAS Parramatta depart from Fleet Base East, Sydney, bound for a four-month deployment to South East Asia.

Families waved from under umbrellas as HMAS Parramatta sailed away from Garden Island, Sydney beneath grey skies on a four-month deployment to South East Asia today.

French and Australian cooperation showcased on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour.

The strength of French and Australian defence cooperation was showcased recently when Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta and Marine Nationale ship FNS La Moqueuse sailed into Sydney Harbour in company.

Passing the gauntlet at 725 Squadron

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Outgoing Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander Stan Buckham, left, passes the gauntlet (the symbol of the Squadron) to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley at a ceremony conducted in front of the Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Outgoing Commanding Officer 725 Squadron, Commander Stan Buckham, left, passes the gauntlet (the symbol of the Squadron) to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley at a ceremony conducted in front of the Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross.

725 Squadron has welcomed its new Commanding Officer, Commander James Hawley, at a ceremony conducted in front of the whole Squadron and family members at HMAS Albatross.

Brisbane region SES Flood Boat training day at HMAS Moreton

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Anne Mena (author), Mr Col Hortshoj (photographer)

The 28 State Emergency Service participants at the Flood Boat Operator training held at HMAS Moreton. (photo: Mr Col Hortshoj)

The 28 State Emergency Service participants at the Flood Boat Operator training held at HMAS Moreton.

A new boat ramp and training shelter facilities at HMAS Moreton were given the thumbs up by local emergency at a recent training exercise.

Colour run for colourful crew

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Bartels (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba participated in the ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’, held on the American Naval Base in Bahrain during their Operation MANITOU deployment. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Members from HMAS Toowoomba participated in the ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’, held on the American Naval Base in Bahrain during their Operation MANITOU deployment.

During a busy port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, 36 members of HMAS Toowoomba’s crew found time to participate in a ‘Colour Run with a Purpose’ on 6 February, joining almost 200 serving members from different nations and their families on a 2.5km colour run.