Tiger 75’s stripes on display in new exhibit

October 10, 2019 – An icon of naval aviation now features at the Australian National Maritime Museum with the new S-70B-2 (Bravo) Seahawk ‘Tiger 75’ exhibit officially opened during the 2019 Sea Power Conference. The nineteen metre-long aircraft, with a tail painted in the tiger-striped livery of 816 Squadron, is suspended 10 metres in the air from the museum’s ceiling,…

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Serving Sailor Captures Corvette History in New Book

October 9, 2019 – The 2019 Sea Power Conference has provided the perfect setting for the launch of a naval history book written by a young serving sailor. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, launched The ABC of Royal Australian Navy Corvettes by Able Seaman Communications Information Systems Libby Pearce in front of an audience that included her mum,…

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Northrop Grumman Showcases Maritime Security Capabilities at Pacific 2019

October 6, 2019 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight its advanced global security capabilities at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2019, Oct. 8-10 in Sydney, Australia. The company’s booth (2D11) will feature demonstrations across its portfolio of advanced maritime capabilities for the full spectrum of naval operations. Featured capabilities include unmanned aircraft systems for maritime and coastal surveillance,…

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Thinking Navy Approach – Sea Power in Focus at Sydney Summit

October 4, 2019 – Navy members of all ranks are being encouraged to attend the Royal Australian Navy’s most important international engagement of the year: Sea Power Conference 2019 (Sea Power 2019). With a packed conference program that starts on Tuesday, Sea Power 2019 will see some of the world’s most prominent military and academic minds come together for three…

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Australian Tall Ships Welcome Chilean Navy to Sydney

August 1, 2019 – Four Australian tall ships, including the Royal Australian Navy operated STS Young Endeavour, have welcomed Chilean Navy Buque Escuela Esmeralda to Sydney today. STS Young Endeavour, James Craig, Soren Larsen and MV Martindale, accompanied by HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Diamantina met the 113-metre long four-masted barquentine outside Sydney Heads and escorted her into the harbour. As…

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HMAS Newcastle makes final entry into Sydney

June 21, 2019 – It was a happy occasion tinged with a hint of sadness as HMAS Newcastle arrived alongside Fleet Base East after entering Sydney for the final time with her ‘paying off’ pennant flying. Family and friends waited patiently alongside, welcoming the ship’s company home from their four month deployment. Signs on the wharf ranged from ‘welcome home’…

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31st Chinese Naval Escort Task Force Visits Australia

June 4, 2019 – The 31st Chinese naval escort taskforce, composed of the amphibious dock landing ship Kunlunshan (Hull 998), the guided-missile frigate Xuchang (Hull 536) and the comprehensive supply ship Luomahu (Hull 964), arrived in Sydney, Australia, on the morning of June 3, local time, for a five-day friendly visit to Australia. At about 10 a.m., local time, three…

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Sirius Sets Out to Support the Fleet

April 4, 2019 – HMAS Sirius has departed Fleet Base East after a major refurbishment in the Captain Cook Graving Dock to satisfy Lloyds Register certification and inspection standards. After departing Fleet Base West in August last year, the ship undertook important engagements in support of Operation APEC Assist in Papua New Guinea, and Australian and internationally led exercises, before…

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Navies Gather to Remember the Battle of Sydney

March 26, 2019 – A quiet and solemn ceremony was recently held at HMAS Kuttabul to commemorate and honour the lives lost in May 1942, when Japanese midget submarines launched an attack in Sydney. The Commanding Officer of the visiting Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force icebreaker JS Shirase came together with the Japanese Naval Attaché to Australia and the Executive Officer…

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Contract Awarded for Second Stage of Infrastructure Works at Garden Island

March 25, 2019 – Defense is delivering a Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program in two stages to address significant condition, capacity and compliance issues with its existing wharves and engineering services. Today Assistant Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon David Fawcett, announced critical infrastructure works at Garden Island, Sydney NSW, which will be delivered under Stage Two of the Critical Infrastructure…

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