Submarines Add Extra Layer of Realism on Talisman Sabre 21

Beneath the impressive amphibious landings and multi-national fleet maneuvers lurked an unseen menace, keeping sailors on their toes during Ex Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21). Royal Australian Navy submarines, HMAS Collins and HMAS Rankin, were on the prowl to disrupt surface-ship operations during a series of attack and interdiction missions. A United States submarine was also contributing to the sub-surface training…

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Submarine escape, rescue and abandonment system contract termination

January 21, 2021 – In April 2018, following an open tender process, Phoenix International Australia was selected to deliver a deployable submarine rescue system for use with both the Collins and Attack class submarine fleets. Following a series of delays in 2019 and 2020, the Department of Defence initiated an independent review of the project in August 2020. The Government…

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Triple triumph for HMAS Parramatta

June 4, 2020 – HMAS Parramatta has taken out a number of awards, including the coveted Duke of Gloucester’s Cup for 2019, for her exemplary conduct in a year of deployments. Commander of the Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead presented the Cup to Parramatta’s current and previous Commanding Officers, Commander Anita Nemarich and Captain Troy Van Tienhoven, on behalf…

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Snow, sea ice and seals – a day out surveying in Antarctica

March 23, 2020 – Royal Australian Navy’s Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit recently conducted survey operations at Davis research station, Antarctica, as part of Operation SOUTHERN DISCOVERY. Each day, the team launched inflatable rigid boats (IRBs) to survey the waters surround Davis for potential landing sites for heavy construction equipment and materials which will be required should the proposed Davis aerodrome…

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