Topic: Weapons and Decoys

Training increase no challenge for innovative team

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature
Behaviours. (photo: Unknown)

West Head Gunnery Range OIC Lieutenant Commander Peter Arnold and Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jeremy Tadros share their views on innovation for a Divisional presentation focusing on Navy Signature Behaviours.

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.

Small arms maintenance monitored

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Isaac Janes on the gun direction platform of HMAS Newcastle.

Patrolling the high seas in a warship thousands of kilometres from home is the new reality for Leading Seaman Boastwains Mate Isaac Janes, who sailed for the Middle East region recently.

Waller hits the mark

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

HMAS Waller crew on the boat after a perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Waller crew on the boat after a perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.

As the sun set on May 13, spirits were high in the control room of HMAS Waller after the crew’s perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.

Last Nulka decoy delivered

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Brenton Freind (photographer), ABIS Sarah Williams (photographer)

Nulka missile firing from HMAS Melbourne. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Nulka missile firing from HMAS Melbourne.

The final Nulka missile decoy was delivered to Navy by BAE Systems in April after three decades of service to Australia, the United States and Canada.

Range handover meets target

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Beecroft Weapons Range staff during a transfer of command ceremony at the Beecroft Weapons Range visitor centre. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Beecroft Weapons Range staff during a transfer of command ceremony at the Beecroft Weapons Range visitor centre.

Management of the Beecroft Weapons Range, on the northern shore of Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, has been transferred from Navy to the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group.

HMAS Arunta small weapons go technical

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author)

Lance Corporal Andrew Smith (from left), Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Brian Wilson and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Patrick Birch conduct weapon maintenance and technical inspection onboard HMAS Arunta. (photo: UNKNOWN)

Lance Corporal Andrew Smith (from left), Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Brian Wilson and Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Patrick Birch conduct weapon maintenance and technical inspection onboard HMAS Arunta.

Navy’s deployed ship in the Middle East, HMAS Arunta, has had its small arms weapons inspected, serviced and certified during a recent port visit.

Anzac finishes year with a bang

Published on by LCDR Ronald Trigg (author), SBLT Adam Klyne (author)

The Vertical Launch System of HMAS Anzac fires an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile during a training exercise. (photo: Unknown)

The Vertical Launch System of HMAS Anzac fires an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile during a training exercise.

For the first time since her since her Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade in 2014, HMAS Anzac has successfully completed an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile firing against an airborne target.

Sea Sparrow success

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is launched from the Vertical Launch System of HMAS Melbourne off the coast of NSW. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

An Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) is launched from the Vertical Launch System of HMAS Melbourne off the coast of NSW.

HMAS Melbourne has launched an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile in a test off the east coast of Australia recently.

Ballarat missiles on target at RIMPAC

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author), Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L Herline (photographer)

Two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016. (photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Holly L Herline)

Two Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles are simultaneously launched from HMAS Ballarat as part of a live fire exercise during Exercise RIMPAC 2016.

HMAS Ballarat has demonstrated its warfighting capability with the successful firing of six missiles during Exercise RIMPAC 2016 in Hawaii.

Romeo packs a punch

Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LCDR Stephan Immerz (photographer), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.  (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

HMAS Perth's embarked MH-60R 'Romeo' helicopter prepares to conduct an air patrol around an oil rig in support of Perth's North West Shelf patrol.

To engage a surface target from the air with pinpoint accuracy or take out an enemy on the first floor of a building, leaving the rest of the structure intact, is a capability Navy has never had - until now.