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  • 1 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The RAN’s Team Navy brand has received a major boost with the announcement of a new sporting partnership with Australia’s most successful high speed offshore racing teams. The alliance with Mackay’s Friers Offshore Racing Team will see the 1000HP Supercat rebranded as the “Team Navy” Offshore Superboat for the 2013 Australian Offshore Superboat Championship Season. […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities

    Senior leaders from the navies of Australia and Japan met in Canberra for a series of engagements as the countries seek to expand their roles in the Southwest Pacific. The Royal Australian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) have been constantly developing their cooperation since they signed the Memorandum of Defence Cooperation in […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    BMT has teamed up with Australian-based Nautic Star to offer the M80 Interceptor next generation sea boat to the Australian government. The M80 has been fine-tuned over years to optimize the balance between soft riding, rough water performance in any direction and calm water performance. “BMT is excited to team up with a great South […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian government is starting a major overhaul of the Royal Australian Navy’s IT equipment. The navy’s computer networks are to be upgraded through an AUD 6000 million project which will modernize the Fleet Information Environment (FIE). “The FIE consists of both classified and unclassified computer networks which are used throughout the fleet,” said Australian […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy oiler HMAS Success conducted its last foreign port visit before retiring after 33 years of service. Success visited Makassar in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, in what was also the final port visit by the Indo-Pacific 2019 (IPE19) joint task group, which included HMA Ships Canberra and Newcastle. The ship’s commanding officer, Captain Darren […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Authorities

    Perth-based Total Marine Technology has secured its first Royal Australian Navy contract as it landed a deal to design and deliver a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) for the service’s new submarine rescue system (SRS). TMT was selected by Phoenix International, who is in charge of delivering the new air transportable submarine rescue service under a contract […]

  • 28 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy’s last Bell 429 helicopter made its final public appearance at the Australian International Airshow 2019 at Avalon, Victoria. Originally commissioned into service in 2012, Navy’s 723 Squadron operated the Bell 429s to maintain and develop the skills of junior helicopter aircrew. “We trained junior aircrew in the Bell 429 to improve […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s communications and information systems sailors will benefit from a new simulator at the Defence Force School of Signals Maritime Wing at HMAS Cerberus. The learning system simulator was developed by Australian company Cirrus and was accepted by the School of Signals in December. It will be used for the first time during […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities

    The Australian government has awarded Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) a contract for in-service support to the Royal Australian Navy’s infrared search and track systems. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said as the prime contractor, SEDA would provide maintenance and support services to the Navy for five years, with options to extend for up […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules started a month-long deployment to the Southwest Pacific where it will take part in maritime and land training activities with regional partners. Choules’ deployment to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will contribute to a continuous Australian presence in the Southwest Pacific region, it was said. […]

  • 20 August 2012
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the departure of the hull of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) new amphibious ships from Ferrol in northern Spain. Mr Clare said the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) 01 hull will be transported to Melbourne, Australia, by the Heavy Lift Ship, Blue Marlin. The hull […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Industry news

    The last of the Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Landing Platforms, HMAS Kanimbla (II), was decommissioned at her homeport of Garden Island, in Sydney, today. Kanimbla’s dedicated service was acknowledged in a traditional ceremony attended by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AM, CSC, RAN and past and present crew. During the ceremony the Australian […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first deployment to the Middle East. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this deployment was a targeted and meaningful element of Australia’s broader contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). “Over the last month, the P-8A Poseidon […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thirty-one trainees from various categories of employment within the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been kitted-up with extreme weather protection gear for their upcoming Antarctic trip-of-a-lifetime. The group, which includes Marine Technicians, Medics, and Communications Information Systems sailors under-training, ten General Experience ‘Gap Year’ sailors, and their supervisors, are preparing to sail on the RAN […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government has approved the upgrade of all eight of the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigates with an advanced Anti-Ship Missile Defence system. The total project cost is in excess of $650 million, including the funds already spent upgrading […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy kicked off the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 19 (IPE 19) deployment on March 11 as HMA Ships Canberra, Success, Newcastle, and Parramatta set sail from Fremantle in Western Australia. 1000 embarked ADF personnel will carry out a series of engagement activities and military training exercises during port visits in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Industry news

    Thales UK announced it has recently completed the first of six new replacement bow sonar arrays for the upgrade of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines. The company says that the bow sonar array was delivered in time to meet the Royal Australian Navy’s accelerated upgrade of HMAS Waller currently taking place at ASC in […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Industry news

    GE Marine has handed over two LM 2500 aeroderivative gas turbines to ASC in Adelaide, Australia, the company informed. The gas turbines will power the Navy’s third Air Warfare Destroyer. This type of gas turbine is designed with a single-rotor gas turbine and an aerodynamically coupled power turbine. ASC, Air Warfare Destroyer project shipbuilder, is […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat returned to its Perth homeport on July 14, following a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The frigate’s 200 officers and sailors worked together with the international Combined Maritime Forces to seize nearly 20 tonnes of illicit drugs worth an estimated AUD$1.41 billion. Ballarat’s illicit drug seizures included approximately […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The professionalism of ESPS Cantabria ship’s company under the leadership of Commander Jose Luis Nieto Fernandez was formally recognised recently with a Commander Australian Fleet commendations. Rear Admiral Tim Barrett presented the awards on the flight deck of the combat support ship. Reading from the group commendation, Rear Admiral Barrett said the ship integrated effectively […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Four members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) are preparing to face an audience of two billion people on Sunday, following an invitation to participate in this weekend’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London. The four will form a ceremonial “Guard” around Her Majesty, during one of the biggest flotillas ever assembled on the Thames. […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne got underway from her Sydney homeport to start a two-month deployment to the Pacific and South East Asia. “It’s sad to think about those at home when we sail from Sydney on deployment, but I’m excited about what the ship and crew will achieve on this trip,” the […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has contracted the Australian branch of Phoenix International for the delivery of a new air transportable submarine rescue service capability. As announced by the Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne, the service will be based in Western Australia and support both the Collins-class submarine force and the Attack-class submarines for the next […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019, the largest Australian-US bilateral exercise, was held in the Port of Brisbane on July 7, on the USS Ronald Reagan. Australian defense minister Linda Reynolds CSC said the exercise was designed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the Australian and United States armed forces. “Exercise Talisman Sabre will involve more […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities

    The Australian defense ministry and French shipbuilder Naval Group have reached another step in the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine program with the signing of the design contract on March 5. The design contract was signed less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) have recently completed the final Operational Acceptance Trial for the Australian-designed Phased Array Radar and Combat Management System upgrades to the Anzac Class frigate Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) system. The trial included a number of successful Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) firings from HMASPerth at […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy problems with personnel shortages have led to the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth spending almost two years in dry dock as the navy was unable to crew it. The frigate returned from its last mission in November 2016 and finished its deep maintenance cycle in October 2017. Despite having been fitted with several […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Air Force has received its eighth Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, Australia’s defense minister announced on April 9.   The aircraft number eight had been identified as RAAF’s long-term fatigue management aircraft and had been fitted with a raft of diagnostic equipment, according to minister Christopher Pyne. “The Poseidon is a cutting edge […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE 19) joint task force have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to South and South East Asia. The flagship HMAS Canberra anchored off Darwin, having visited seven nations since March 2019 during the third IPE iteration since its inception in 2017. Chief of Joint […]