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  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Canberra has been farewelled from Melbourne as she departs for Sydney. NUSHIP Canberra departed BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard en route to her Sydney homeport. Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Chief Executive Officer Mr Warren King said this milestone represents the excellent collaboration between the DMO and BAE Systems […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Industry news

    An exciting milestone was realised yesterday when the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship currently being built for Australian Defence, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time.   NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two LHDs being built for the Australian Defence Force entered Sydney after her first contractor trials and testing at sea. The biggest […]

  • 21 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM Testing Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program.   SINKEX Units Sink Former USS Fresno Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government.   The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Industry news

    NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program.   Canberra departed the BAE Systems dockyard at Williamstown where the ship will undergo a series of tests to […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The members of NUSHIP Canberra’s crew who were selected as Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party underwent training at the Royal Australian Navy School of Survivability and Ship’s Safety (RANSSSS) in Jervis Bay.   The training conducted at the school in May aimed to enhance the skills of the Standing Sea Fire and Emergency Party […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Industry news

    Four Typhoon stabilised weapons systems have been installed onboard NUSHIP Canberra, a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) under construction for the Royal Australian Navy. The advanced weapons systems, comprising  a 25 mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun and a coaxially mounted M240 7.62mm machine gun, will be tested during scheduled  First of Class Trials at sea. They […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Defence Material Organisation (DMO) has successfully completed a vehicle load trial on NUSHIP Canberra in the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Harbour Acceptance Trial to be done in Australia. The ship moved from its location at BAE Williamstown in Victoria, across the bay to Webb Dock to undertake the vehicle load trial which allowed for […]

  • 2 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine sectors at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris from 27 to 31 October (Hall B2, Stand F38). Hull Misses the Chance to Host HMS Illustrious Hull will not […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.   On May 26, Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps and Colonel Jim Hutton of the Royal Marines delivered a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of Damage Control Instructors aboard the Australian Navy’s NUSHIP Canberra have been under the spotlight during the first Landing Helicopter Dock’s (LHD) duty watch certification recently. Sea Training Group is Navy’s team who assess or endorse ships to ensure they are competent across a range of departments including the ship being able to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    With final contractor sea trials now completed, plans are well underway for the majority of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company to move down to the ship, which is currently berthed at Williamstown, Victoria.   Two-hundred out of the 380 strong Canberra team will move from Sydney to Williamstown on a RAAF KC-30 in the coming weeks, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Leading Seaman Marine Technician Nathan Cook is one of the commissioning crew for NUSHIP Canberra and is now undertaking Introduction into Service (IIS) Training at the new BAE Systems – Maritime Contractor Temporary Training Facility at Mascot, Sydney. The former warehouse has been converted to a state of the art facility for delivery of LHD […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship Company reached a significant milestone last week, as they marched together for the first time as a unit in the Sydney City Anzac Day Parade.   Canberra’s tri-service contingent made up of Navy, Army and Air Force personnel marched proudly as thousands of onlookers showed their support for Australian Defence Force Service. […]

  • 24 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract, 2014 Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $232,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract.   USS Saratoga Departs Newport for Final Cruise Korean War era aircraft carrier USS Saratoga will depart […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra’s Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month.   The team conducted aviation operations training with an MRH90 helicopter on the Landing Helicopter Deck (LHD) dummy deck which simulates the ship’s flight deck. The ship’s aircraft directors marshalled the helicopter […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.   The LHD Landing Craft (LLC) are scheduled to be handed over to Canberra in the coming months. In the mean time, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The communications and information systems department started work onboard Australian Navy’s biggest ship NUSHIP Canberra in August during sea trials and have spent a considerable amount of time since then ensuring that the ship’s communications systems are ready when the crew embarks. The ship’s Communications and Information Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Mannion said the […]

  • 9 March 2014
    Industry news

    Russia Sinks Ship to Block Ukrainian Navy Ships The Russian Navy Ochakov Kara-class cruiser was sunk last night to block the Ukrainian Navy ships deployed in Novoozerne, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a press release today.   The information was confirmed by the Ukrainian military of the South Naval Base who were observing […]

  • 29 September 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA) The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 A.M. and is open to the public. UK DoD Buys HMS Protector The UK […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NUSHIP Canberra can carry more than 1,400 personnel, but how would they all leave the ship in the case of an emergency? Ten Canberra personnel found out the answer when they attended Mass Evacuation System (MES) training.   The Landing Helicopter Dock is fitted with six Mass Evacuation stations. Each station is a rapid deploying […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    A group of NUSHIP Canberra personnel laid eyes on the ship they will soon call home during their first visit to Williamstown Dockyard in Victoria last week. Most were surprised at the sheer size of Canberra and appreciated the opportunity to explore the ship for the very first time. At 230 metres in length, 32 […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMAS Cerberus saw seagoing vessels in a very different light when they attended the 2013 Melbourne International Tall Ships Festival between 6-15 September. Chief Petty Officer Danny Mulheron headed up the Navy Community Engagement Team, which fielded questions from seasoned sailors through to the newly interested. With the event being held in Williamstown, […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Industry news

    NUSHIP Canberra’s Ship’s Company walked hundreds of kilometres over the past month, familiarising themselves with the Navy’s newest platform.   Twelve decks high and 230 metres in length, the ship’s company have had a taste of how big the learning curve is and how fit they need to be to navigate around the Landing Helicopter […]