Chefs at HMAS Kuttabul in Sydney have a new weapon at their disposal to aid in the Fleet’s war on waste - a food waste dehydrator is capable of reducing 100kg of organic waste by up to 90% of its volume.
The crew of HMAS Arunta took a short break from the Royal Australian Navy’s first major exercise this year to visit the seaside community of Portland, Victoria, where they engaged in a busy schedule of sporting events and official functions.
HMAS Canberra recently took time out of FCP20 to emulate conditions encountered Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20, and build on lessons learnt through conducting a Defence Assistance to Civil Communities exercise.
While the crew of HMAS Canberra undertakes its Unit Readiness Evaluation during Fleet Certification Period 2020, a new generation of personnel are also onboard training to enhance their contribution to Navy’s growing capability.
HMAS Launceston’s crew watched on closely in early February as the Armidale Class Patrol Boat was lowered back into the water in the synchro lift at HMAS Coonawarra, having spent more than 2 months in the dry dock conducting planned maintenance.
With the decommissioning of HMA Ships Success, Melbourne and Newcastle in 2019, HMAS Anzac (III) became the Royal Australian Navy’s oldest Surface Combatant. But for Anzac’s ship’s company, retirement couldn’t be further from the mind.
Nine members of the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit recently sailed to Australia’s Davis research station in Antarctica on RSV Aurora Australis to begin survey operations as part of the Davis Aerodrome project.
In a demonstration of maritime combat power, four Royal Australian Navy warships formed off Australia’s East Coast to conduct a tactical transit in the opening stages of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20).
The Western Pacific Naval Symposium Workshop took place in Manila, Philippines, from 11-14 February 2020, aimed at increasing communication and relationships within the Western Pacific area.
Navy’s ability to exercise multiple ships, submarines and aircraft during the Fleet Certification Period 2020 has benefitted from the ability to train in complex scenarios and tactics in a simulated environment.