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  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability. The program included integration of landing craft as well as trials for both the crew, ship and aviation systems. The Navy’s S70B Seahawk, Army’s S70A Blackhawk and the joint […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has completed trials to transport an M1A1 main battle tank and large vehicle loads ashore using an LHD landing craft. The tests, carried out with the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion, took place after the landing craft recently underwent […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHDs) and their associated landing craft have achieved final operational capability. The entire amphibious capability acquired under Joint Project 2048 – including HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra, their 12 landing craft and amphibious supporting organisations – achieved the milestone in early November, confirming their ability to […]

  • 25 April 2017

    Responding to an article about faulty maintenance works on the Australian Navy’s two biggest warships, Australia’s deputy chief of navy said the article was “incorrect and misleading in its assertions”. The Daily Telegraph published an article which claimed the reason for the breakdown of the Canberra-class landing helicopter docks was due to improper maintenance work […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has awarded Naval Ship Management (NSM), a 50/50 joint venture between Babcock and UGL, a contract for the maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks. The contract is worth around AU$1.5 billion, according to Babcock, and has an initial duration period of five years with two further five year extensions. In […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy’s first Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) has arrived at its Australian home for the next 12 months in Victoria. The LHDs are the largest ships ever built for the Royal Australian Navy and testimony to this was the fact that it was visible on the horizon almost 2 hours before entering the […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    An industry team composed of BAE Systems, Atlantic & Peninsula Australia, Saab Australia and Navantia Australia has submitted a bid to the Australian government to provide sustainment and support for the Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ships (LHD). Also included in the bid are support for the LHD landing craft (LLC) and associated shore support facilities. […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    KBR has been awarded an initial five-year contract (with options for four additional years) by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide the Capability Support Coordinator (CSC) services for the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships.   The CSC contract will provide configuration management, data management, maintenance monitoring, engineering and supply support services, all […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australian Department of Defence has engaged an Indigenous-owned enterprise to deliver a project worth up to $6 million supporting Navy’s Canberra class amphibious assault ships, in what is a first for a Commonwealth Government construction contract.   Minister for Defence David Johnston and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Alan Tudge today announced that Pacific […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), NUSHIP Canberra, sailed into her new home port at Fleet Base East, Sydney. Canberra departed BAE Systems dock yard in Williamstown, Victoria on 29 October as hundreds of Defence industry staff lined the pier to say goodbye. In October 2012, the hull arrived in Williamstown where her superstructure was […]

  • 16 August 2013

    More than 3,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) docked at Garden Island, Sydney today for a four day port visit. While in town the ship will be hosted by the crew of NUSHIP Canberra. During their visit, the sailors and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will enjoy the […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Faulty maintenance works are reportedly the reason why the Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks spent the last month tied to port. Navy chiefs are now looking into what happened during maintenance works on the $1.5 billion warships, according to the Australian Daily Telegraph, who wrote that even basic tasks like oil changes have been […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Shipbuilding company Navantia has selected Adelaide-based Navantia SAGE Automation Group (NSAG) to supply the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for its Future Frigates bid. The selection follows the transfer of IPMS technology to Australia in support of the Navantia Australia designed Canberra Class amphibious ships and Hobart Class destroyers. Established in 2016 as a joint […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Industry news

    The construction of the first of two new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships of the Australian Navy is in full swing at the BAE Systems Williamstown Shipyard at Port Phillip Bay. The vessel, officially named Canberra in a traditional Navy ceremony at Williamstown, Victoria on February 15, 2013, is undergoing various stages of preparation and […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter ship HMAS Canberra recently demonstrated its amphibious capabilities to the latest group of trainee sailors when it used its landing craft to transport personnel accross Western Port Bay, Victoria. The landing craft from Canberra that were used for the exercise gave new sailors a taste of life on board one […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Exercise SQUADEX is currently being conducted in waters off Townsville and Cowley Beach in North Queensland and is the first of a series of two exercises in which Australia’s newest ship, HMAS Choules, conducts amphibious and flying operations with elements of the Australian Army. HMAS Choules delivers a significant amphibious capacity which can be used […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s newest vessel NUSHIP Adelaide started her delivery voyage to her homeport, Fleet Base East, Sydney. According to social media, the Canberra class amphibious assault ship departed the BAE Systems shipyard in Williamstown, Melbourne, on 28 October, and will be soon handed over to the Navy. Australia’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship recently completed […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Kongsberg Maritime​ has been selected by BAE and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide a custom engine room simulator for the training of engineers aboard Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) vessels. The new LHD Engineering System Trainer (LEST) will significantly enhance the Navy’s ability to train LHD vessel […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The model, replica Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Assault, has been launched in Port Ash (near Newcastle) this week – ready to be used by NUSHIP Canberra’s Command Team during a professional ship handling course next week. It may seem ironic in this digital age, but the manned model-ship simulator training conducted at Port […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The CH-47F Chinook aircraft are now cleared for take-off from Australian Navy’s landing helicopter docks as the heavy lift helicopter has completed class trials onboard HMAS Adelaide. One of two LHD ships in the Australian Navy, HMAS Adelaide embarked the helicopter in early August to assess all aspects of the ship, aircraft and equipment interface to develop […]

  • 21 December 2016

    Sailors aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s Canberra-class landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide helped the Australian Border Force seize 186 kilograms of cocaine and arrest ten men in a counter drug operation last week. HMAS Adelaide intercepted a vessel carrying $60.45 million worth of cocaine and escorted it into the port of Hobart. ADF personnel boarded the vessel in the […]

  • 29 February 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy is relocating two of its decommissioned ships so that new ships, primarily the 27,500 tonne, 230m long Canberra class amphibious ships, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide, have more space. Decommissioned Navy ships Tobruk and Sydney will shortly be moved to the eastern side of Garden Island, Western Australia, to make more space […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly MP toured on April 30 the BAE Williamstown shipyard and Australia’s first Amphibious Assault Ship Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) NUSHIP Canberra.  “BAE Systems Australia are the prime contractor for the LHD ships and are building the sizable superstructures, integrating the combat and communication systems, and finalising the internal […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Turkish shipbuilder Sedef has held a keel-laying ceremony for the Turkish Navy amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu at its shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul. Once commissioned, the landing helicopter dock will be the first of its kind in the Turkish Navy. It is designed by Navantia and based on the Spanish LHD Juan Carlos I and […]

  • 30 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A fire broke out aboard the Turkish Navy’s future landing helicopter dock (LHD) Anadolu at a shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul, on April 30. Fire aboard the ship, which is being constructed by shipbuilder Sedef for the Turkish Navy, was contained by shipyard workers and firefighters. No injuries or fatalities were reported in the incident, according […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has contracted Swedish defense contractor Saab to deliver an integrated combat system for the two new Royal Australian Navy replenishment ships. According to Saab, the contract is worth SEK 226 million (approx US$25 milion). Helicopter control radar and decoy system are included in the procurement. The contract will also have Saab provide combat system engineering services […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Australian Navy sailors deployed to Exercise RIMPAC have saved the life of a drowning man in Honolulu, Hawaii. According to the Australian Navy, Hawaiian resident Chad Gillingham fell more than four meters from the pier into the harbor shortly before midnight earlier this month and suffered a serious head wound and lacerations after striking […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Ship design has changed dramatically since the first Royal Australian Navy fleet review in 1913, a fact demonstrated this week when the Royal Navy’s modern warship HMS Daring arrived alongside NUSHIP Canberra in Melbourne. Daring pulled into the the city for a port visit as part of her journey to Sydney for the International Fleet […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    NSAG, a Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation joint venture, has received a $2.8 million purchase order which will see NSAG supply the integrated platform management system (IPMS) to the Royal Australian Navy’s AOR (auxiliary oil replenishment) The order for the ships, currently under construction under Defence’s SEA1654 program, was signed in Adelaide on May 23. […]