Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Images courtesy of Defence Science & Technology (photographer), ABIS Kieran Dempsey (photographer)
More than 500 people from 47 companies and officers from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK, NATO and regional militaries have convened at HMAS Creswell for the largest autonomous military exercise ever conducted by western allies.
Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)
While she may be the last Australian guided missile frigate to deploy to Operation MANITOU, HMAS Newcastle is the first to deploy on operations with an MH-60R helicopter and a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System.
Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), CPL Craig Barrett (photographer)
Images of remotely piloted aircraft soaring over a naval fleet might seem like an ultramodern picture. But unmanned aircraft are nothing new to the Fleet Air Arm, which has provided remotely piloted targets for gunnery practice since 1953.