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  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A new class of Royal Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV) officially started construction in a ceremony in Adelaide on November 15. Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, joined staff from Navy’s Construction Branch in Adelaide today to see the welding of the first two component blocks which will form part of the […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The keel for the lead ship in the new class of Royal Australian Navy Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel has officially been constructed, Australia’s defense minister has announced. More than 50 tonnes of Australian steel has been assembled at Osborne Naval Shipyard, satisfying the contractual requirement for keel construction of the lead ship. Construction on the […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Finnish boat builder Boomeranger Boats has been contracted to supply sea boats for the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. The deal will see the company deliver two davit-launched 8,5 meter fast rescue boats and one 10,5 meter ramp-launched special operations boat for each of the OPVs. Both boats are rigid hull […]

  • 7 May 2020

    The Royal Australian Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program has reached another milestone with the two halves of the first Arafura class OPV coming together to form a complete hull. The milestone comes a year after the keel for the lead ship in the class was laid in Adelaide. Built by Luerssen Australia and its […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program reached a new milestone on Friday as the keel for the lead ship in the class was laid at at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN positioned a coin to commemorate the laying […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Swedish defense technology company Saab announced it has launched a new laser rangefinder named Vidar. Vidar is currently in production for the situational awareness system that Saab will deliver for Australia’s new Arafura class offshore patrol vessels. Luerssen Australia awarded Saab the contract for the situational awareness system in April 2018, as Saab previously announced. […]

  • 18 February 2020

    Saab has signed an enterprise partnering agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to provide combat management systems across all the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface ships. However, the defence and security company has not yet received a new order. As previously announced by Saab and the Australian Department of Defence, Saab will deliver the […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Kongsberg Digital a contract for the delivery of two K-Sim full mission bridge simulators at its HMAS Watson Bridge Simulator Facility in Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia. The Watson facility contract follows an earlier one from November 2018, under which Kongsberg was to deliver two simulators for a new training […]

  • 1 July 2019

    The construction of the digitally-enabled shipyard infrastructure at Osborne South is on track for completion by March 2020, ahead of the commencement of production prototyping on the $35 billion Hunter-class frigate program, Australian defense ministers said. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price […]

  • 7 May 2020

    The Royal Australian Navy is making progress with Plan Galileo, an innovative project that delivers the capability to sustain the navy’s growing fleet to ensure it can fight and win at sea. Launching the Plan Galileo website recently, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems reiterated her vision as a new way of thinking that […]

  • 2 July 2015

    The seventh of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats, being supplied to Australian Border Force under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract by Austal, has been delivered. The vessel, Cape Wessel, is named after the most northerly point of Rimbija Island, the northernmost island of the Wessel Islands group that extends from Arnhem […]

  • 1 July 2015

    Illegal fishing has been the focus of a combined Australian Defence Force and Indonesian Armed Forces operation, concluding in Darwin last week. The fifth Australian and Indonesian coordinated maritime security patrol commenced in Kupang, Indonesia on 15 June and took place in areas of the Timor and Arafura Seas north of Darwin. The coordinated patrol […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy Armidale-class patrol boats Glenelg and Albany have been training together with Her Majesty’s Papua New Guinean ships (HMPNGS) Seeadler and Moresby in the Arafura Sea as part of exercise Kakadu. The ships have been conducting officer-of-the-watch maneuvers, engineering casualty control drills, man overboard exercises and gunnery serials during the biennial exercise. Commmanding Officer Moresby, Lieutenant Collen […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Exercise TALISMAN SABER gave Australian and US Navy sailors the chance to ‘see how the other half live’ when personnel from the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth and the U.S. Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown ‘cross decked’. The Germantown sailors who came aboard Perth, received a tour of the ship and enjoyed a meal in the main cafe with their Australian counterparts. […]

  • 12 August 2013

    The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth ended Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 with a bang—lots of bangs actually—as she participated in a joint live fire exercise at Townsend Island, off Queensland. Perth fired around 100 rounds from its 5-inch gun, in an exercise that coordinated live fire from Australian Army artillery and Tiger Armed Reconnaissance […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region. Now, a large and highly capable Australian and US Navy fleet is amassing in the Coral Sea to prepare for action against the mythical ‘Kamarians’. […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Training & Education

      A fantastic start to the Arafura games has seen Navy bring home bronze in the men’s triathlon held in Darwin on May 8. Thirty athletes representing the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) rose early on the first day of competition to test their skills against participants from the 45 competing nations. During the competition they […]

  • 3 August 2011

      The largest combined Australian and United States military training exercise, Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS11), concluded with a closing ceremony at Camp Rocky, Rockhampton on Thursday, 28 July. Talisman Sabre is a biennial military exercise that trains Australian and U.S. forces to plan and conduct combined task force operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Taking place at sea, in the air and on land, this year’s edition of exercise Talisman Sabre will see 30,000 Australian and U.S. personnel training together for mid- to high-intensity warfare. Joined by smaller numbers of personnel from New Zealand, Japan and Canada the drill will kick off at the end of June and last for […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of a hydrographic team embarked on Australian Navy hydrographic survey vessel HMAS Melville recently helped an outback community ensure safe navigation for shipping. The crew deployed on the first detached boat camp conducted for several years to test the detached Survey Motor Boat survey capability and to survey the Liverpool River approaches to Maningrida. During the […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, the largest combined biennial military exercise undertaken by the Australian Defence Force, will put about 18,000 Army, Navy and Air Force personnel to the test in the coming weeks. Starting on 5 July and finishing on 21 July, the exercise aims to improve combat training, readiness and interoperability by exposing participants to […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Sirius is currently providing replenishment support as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE on the back of successful trials of a new high-speed inflatable towed target system with an unmanned boat. The system was developed to meet the Navy’s need for a low-cost expendable towed target for maritime training on the high seas. […]

  • 17 June 2014

    The Indian Navy Ship INS Sahyadri’s visit to Darwin last week marked the first time since 1951 that an Indian warship has visited the top end port.   Sahyardri, the most modern warship in the Indian Fleet, was hosted by HMAS Perth alongside Darwin between 10-12 June, before conducting a PASSEX (passing exercise) and in-company […]

  • 22 October 2018

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has hosted first of class trials (FOCT) for the army’s ARH Tiger helicopter. A team from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) spent the last seven weeks embarked in HMAS Canberra evaluating the helicopters operational limits. FOCFT is a critical process in enabling helicopters to operate to […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013 has commenced, with more than 28,000 soldiers, sailors, air men and women taking to the sea, land and sky in northern Australia. TALISMAN SABER is a biennial training activity jointly sponsored by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Operations Command and the US Pacific Command to train the United States 7th […]

  • 16 May 2014

    Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Wollongong has made a mercy dash to embark two injured Australians who were rescued by an Indonesian merchant vessel in the Arafura Sea.   An Indonesian registered civilian offshore supply ship, MV POSH Shearwater, initially responded to a vessel in distress call and rescued the two men from their […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Connecticut is one of three subs in her class.

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canada’s government has awarded an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Halifax-class of frigates.

  • 22 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The class of 2014 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), which included 225 new Merchant Marine and Military Officers, graduated in Kings Point, New York on Saturday.   Vice Admiral Michelle J. Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy, delivered the commencement address to over 2,300 graduates, family members and […]