Topic: Weapons and Decoys

Navy’s most advanced ships exercise together for first time

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), Mr Peter Beeh (photographer), LSIS Leo Baumgartner (photographer), LSIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (author)

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney sail in formation through the the Eastern Australian Exercise Area off the coast of New South Wales. (photo: Mr Peter Beeh)

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney sail in formation through the the Eastern Australian Exercise Area off the coast of New South Wales.

HMA Ships Hobart, Brisbane and Sydney have exercised together for the first time, setting the standard for blue water combat capability in our region.

New facility enhances weapons training

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Nadav Harel (photographer)

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. (photo: LSIS Nadav Harel)

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.

Anti-submarine warfare skills put to the test

This article has photo gallery Published on 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. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

(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.

Exchange programs and industry collaboration key to upgrades

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alex Lo (author), LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill (photographer)

Fleet Support Unit - South East sailors and officers with BAE Systems staff surround the upgraded Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator on the flight deck onboard HMAS Adelaide. (photo: LSIS Jarrod Mulvihill)

Fleet Support Unit - South East sailors and officers with BAE Systems staff surround the upgraded Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator on the flight deck onboard HMAS Adelaide.

Industry collaboration and knowledge gained while on exchange with the United States Navy have secured important self-defence and aviation capability upgrades for HMAS Adelaide.

Navy excels during live missile firing

Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Stuart conducts a live harpoon missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Stuart conducts a live harpoon missile firing off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

The Royal Australian Navy has proven its warfighting capability with devastating effect at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), with HMAS Stuart successfully firing two harpoon missiles and coordinating the missile firings of three other ships during one of RIMPAC’s best-known serials, SINKEX.

Hobart flexes her might

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020. (photo: LSIS Ernesto Sanchez)

An SM-2 standard missile is launched from HMAS Hobart off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise RIMPAC 2020.

HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart Class guided missile destroyer to conduct a live fire at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020, making it the most sophisticated and lethal warship ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

HMAS Arunta tests missile system after upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by Royal Australian Navy (author), LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

HMAS Arunta fires an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile off the coast of Western Australia to test its missile systems after undergoing the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade. (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

HMAS Arunta fires an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile off the coast of Western Australia to test its missile systems after undergoing the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade.

Following a 20-month upgrade, Royal Australian Navy warship HMAS Arunta has fired its first Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) off the coast of Western Australia.

HMAS Brisbane commences Combat System Trials in US

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HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US. (photo: )

HMAS Brisbane's recent live missile engagement in the US.

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, HMAS Brisbane has completed a live missile engagement.

Hobart strikes in Australian first

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Hobart (III) conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE). (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Hobart (III) conducts a live fire exercise using the vertically launched RIM-66 Standard Missile 2 (SM2) as a test of capability before proceeding to their Unit Readiness Evaluation (URE).

HMAS Hobart (III) has become the first Hobart class Guided Missile Destroyer to fire a missile in Australian waters, firing an SM-2 Standard Missile in the East Australian Exercise Area against an unmanned target during trials off the coast of New South Wales, achieving excellent results.

Australian officer awarded US medal for missile defence work

Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), CPOIS Cameron Martin (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely. (photo: CPOIS Cameron Martin)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead AM, RAN presents a US Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Fleet Weapons Engineering Officer, Commander Cadeyrn Okely.

A Royal Australian Navy Officer has been awarded the United States Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his work in helping to develop defences against anti-ship missiles.