High-tech dummies a test for mine clearance group

October 29, 2020 – Dummy mines fitted with sensors that react to detection attempts ensured a clearance exercise in Jervis Bay, NSW, was close to reality. Minehunters HMA Ships Gascoyne, Huon and Yarra were challenged with securing the bay after a simulated force had littered the area with different types of underwater mines and was operating a militia capable of…

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HMAS Gascoyne rises to ‘Return to the Sea’

September 7, 2020 – HMAS Gascoyne has recently completed her unit readiness evaluation in Jervis Bay, living up to her motto and ‘returning to the sea’. The unit readiness evaluation was a culmination of a long period of preparations, training and assessments for Gascoyne’s crew, many of whom deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST earlier in the year. At a time…

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