October 27, 2020 by LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer), ABIS Sittichai Sakonpoonpol (photographer)
A Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands onboard HMAS Adelaide during Exercise SEA WADER 2020, off the coast of Townsville, Queensland.
Adelaide has provided a platform for the Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 helicopter crews to qualify and land on the RAN’s largest vessels, HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra.
723 Squadron instuctor, Lieutenant Tammielee Hunter with an EC-135 helicopter.
Twenty-one new Pilots, Aviation Warfare Officers and Aircrewmen have graduated their initial rotary-wing training and into the next phase of their careers.
KD Perak ship's company from the Royal Malaysian Navy cheer ship to the crew of HMAS Arunta during a passage exercise on East Asia Deployment.
Arunta has successfully conducted a passage exercise with KD Perak of the Royal Malaysian Navy as part of the ship’s East Asia Deployment.
Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Bradley Reynolds supervises as Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Armilyn Pontanes conducts a live-fire serial at the Weapons Training Simulation System at HMAS Penguin.
Small Arms proficiency is a core skill of the weapon user categories in the Royal Australian Navy. It is also a key requirement for temporary weapons users such as those personnel assigned as Boarding Parties and undertaking Force Protection roles.
Mr Gregory Laxton (former Executive Director Fleet Support Unit) and current ED FSU, Captain Arran Melville.
In a testament to Navy people and culture, Warfare Innovation Navy and Fleet Support Unit have won Australian Business Awards for Business Innovation and Process Improvement respectively.
HMAS Ballarat patrols past a large offshore gas platform off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
The crew of HMAS
Ballarat has been reminded of the important role Navy plays in protecting Australia’s vital offshore energy resources, and the nation’s prosperity.
Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Matthew Rowe conducts 27 physical training sessions per week as part of HMAS Arunta's fitness regime during the ship's current deployment.
It is widely accepted that a healthy body and mind go hand-in-hand, and this adage rings just as true for those working ashore as it does for those whose jobs take them to sea.
Captain John Cowan with Lieutenant Commander Christensen holding the Maritime Trade Operations Element Battle-worthiness Certification.
In recognition of their mission readiness status, the Maritime Trade Operations Element recently gained their inaugural Battle-worthiness Certification.
Members from HMAS Moreton ship's company during a Bouldering session.
Moreton regularly checking in on one another’s mental health is par for the course of the weekly routine.
October 15, 2020 by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer), CPOA Colin McCallum (photographer)
(l-r) 816 Squadron personnel Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Isaiah Andrews, Able Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Cameron Cornell and Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Avionics Colin Hunt prepare a Mark 54 Lightweight Hybrid Torpedo for loading onto a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter prior to a recoverable torpedo exercise at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, New South Wales.
It was a first for the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm when MH-60R helicopters from 816 Squadron dropped and recovered two Mk 54 Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area.