Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Future Submarine Program  

02/14/2019
On February 11, 2019 the Government announced the formal signing of the Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Future Submarine Program between Defence and Naval Group.  The signing, held at Russell Offices, Canberra, was attended by Australian Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne…

Autonomous Warrior 2018

01/04/2019
Autonomous Warrior 2018 was a major demonstration designed to examine the potential of robotic, autonomous and uninhabited systems, in support of Defence operations in coastal environments. It combined an exhibition, trials and exercising in-service systems. [maxgallery id="121501"] The dynamic industry exhibition provided an opportunity for industry to showcase its latest…

HMAS Ballarat in the Middle East

01/02/2019
Ballarat’s first patrol is part of a nine-month rotation that will see her cover 3.2 million square miles of international waters on a mission to contribute to the maritime security and stability of the region.  This is the 67th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy ship in the Middle East…

HMAS Parramatta

12/26/2018
HMAS Parramatta and her crew completed a successful four weeks of training and assessment, in October and November 2018. [maxgallery id="121533"] HMAS Ships Sirius, Warramunga and Success supported the period of assessment. HMAS Parramatta is one of eight Anzac class frigates built for the Royal Australian Navy. Australian Department of…

HMAS Arunta Undocking After Major Upgrade

12/03/2018
On 28 November 2018, after more than 400 days out of the water, Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Arunta undocked to finalise her midlife capability assurance program upgrade at BAE Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia. [maxgallery id="121586"] The upgrade included significant improvements to major platform systems such as the communications centre,…

Exercise Singaroo

11/23/2018
HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour for Exercise Singaroo, a two day maritime exercise in waters off Singapore. The biennial exercise aims to develop a better understanding and working relationship between the Royal Australian Navy and the RSN…

HMAS Brisbane Ship Commissioning

10/31/2018
HMAS Brisbane, the second Australian-built Hobart class guided missile destroyer, was commissioned into Royal Australian Navy service, in Sydney, on 27 October 2018. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP; the Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN;…

Preparing for the Commissioning of the 2nd RAN Air Warfare Destroyer

10/31/2018
Final preparations for the commissioning of Royal Australian Navy destroyer, HMAS Brisbane, the second of three warships built in Adelaide as part of the most complex defence project in Australia’s history, were full steam ahead leading up to her commissioning into service on 3 November 2018. [maxgallery id="120944"] Brisbane is…