Topic: Science, Technology & Innovation

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.

Submarine ideas surface during schools initiative

Published on by LEUT Peeranat Vanichkitrungruang (author)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submariner (LSMTSM) David Morley judging one of the entries in the Submarine in Schools competition. (photo: )

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submariner (LSMTSM) David Morley judging one of the entries in the Submarine in Schools competition.

The Royal Australian Navy is one of the most capable navies in the world - this is largely as a result of seeking the right equipment, and recruiting the correct people to use and develop this equipment effectively.

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.

Innovation Unit brings 3D creativity to repairs in HMAS Parramatta

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Nathan Little with a sound powered communications adaptor that was 3D printed on board HMAS Parramatta. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Petty Officer Electronics Technician Nathan Little with a sound powered communications adaptor that was 3D printed on board HMAS Parramatta.

Overcoming obstacles while at sea is all in a day’s work for an innovative group of sailors in HMAS Parramatta, who are putting their problem-solving skills and innovative approach at the forefront of their daily work.

SEA1770 capability on track for geospatial survey teams

Published on by AB Kate Buchanan (author)

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is transported to a launch site at sea by a Royal Australian Navy Geospatial Survey team. (photo: )

An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is transported to a launch site at sea by a Royal Australian Navy Geospatial Survey team.

Project SEA1770’s aim is to modernise the approach Hydrographers have to Rapid Environmental Assessment. The Hydrographic, Meteorological and Oceanic Group’s four Deployable Geospatial Survey Teams have been introducing a number of new capabilities since the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit was stood up in October 2018.

Gliding into the Coral Sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by MIDN Emily Kolokotas (author)

The Slocum Glider launch onboard HMAS Melville in the Coral Sea. (photo: )

The Slocum Glider launch onboard HMAS Melville in the Coral Sea.

HMAS Melville has deployed three Slocum Gliders in vicinity of the Coral Sea, as part of the SEA2400 trials and Australia’s continued efforts to test new technology to enhance the hydrographic surveying capabilities of the Navy and the Nation.

 

Navy teams with Australian environmental scientists to fight and win at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CSIRO (photographer)

Lieutenant Cheyne Colley, Petty Officer Hannah Lee and Lieutenant Commander Matthew Hawker on board CSIRO Research Vessel Investigator. (photo: )

Lieutenant Cheyne Colley, Petty Officer Hannah Lee and Lieutenant Commander Matthew Hawker on board CSIRO Research Vessel Investigator.

Two Navy Hydrographers and a Meteorology and Oceanography officer joined with scientists from around Australia recently on a voyage to understand how and when the Great Barrier Reef formed.

Engineering award helps sharpen Navy's 21st century sword

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LACW Jacqueline Forester (photographer)

L-R: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN congratulates Lieutenant James Keane, RAN, recipient of the Holthouse Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mr Guy Holthouse at Sea Power Conference 19, at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. (photo: LACW Jacqueline Forester)

L-R: Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO, RAN congratulates Lieutenant James Keane, RAN, recipient of the Holthouse Memorial Scholarship, presented by Mr Guy Holthouse at Sea Power Conference 19, at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

The chance to pursue a graduate research project outside of his busy daily engineering life has opened up new opportunities for a driven Navy officer, Capability Realisation Engineer, Lieutenant James Keane.

Innovation shines bright

Published on by LEUT Rilana Ostheim (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Bradley Martin holds his prototype LED lighting system.

A sailor’s efforts to be the driving force behind an innovative adaptation to ship lighting systems has recently been recognised by the Centre of Innovation at Fleet Base East.

Shark Tank innovations changing the face of HMAS Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor James Walker, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adrian Pendlebury and Deputy Commodore Fleet Air Arm, Captain Grant O'Loughlan, RAN, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the outdoor training area at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor James Walker, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Adrian Pendlebury and Deputy Commodore Fleet Air Arm, Captain Grant O'Loughlan, RAN, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the outdoor training area at HMAS Albatross.

The Fleet Air Arm’s Shark Tank was a series of interactive forums where personnel, no matter rank or role, were invited to pitch proposals for improvements to the workplace.