Navy opens new warfighting agency

The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralised warfighting agency, designed to enhance Navy’s lethality in times of conflict.

The Maritime Warfare Centre merges the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority (RANTEA) and Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) into a centralised body to support current and future capabilities to fight and win at sea.

Director of the Maritime Warfare Centre, Captain David Frost said the Centre will provide expanded Test and Evaluation, Tactical Development and Operational Analysis throughout the Capability Life Cycle. 

Navy opens new warfighting agency 2020/01/21 12:47

ANAO Report – Future Submarine Program – Transition to Design

  • Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence
  • General Angus Campbell AO DSC, Chief of Defence Force
  • Vice Admiral Mike Noonan AO RAN, Chief of Navy
  • Tony Dalton, Deputy Secretary National Naval Shipbuilding

Australia is fully committed to working with France and Naval Group to deliver the Attack Class Submarine fleet, which remains a strategically vital capability for our Defence Force into the future.

ANAO Report – Future Submarine Program – Transition to Design 2020/01/15 12:43

Air Force Hercules wraps up Operation Christmas Drop

Operation Christmas Drop 19 has concluded in Guam, where a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J Hercules and crew have delivered 23 loads to remote Pacific communities.

Held annually since 1952, Operation Christmas Drop is led by the United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and is the world’s longest running humanitarian airdrop activity.

This year saw Hercules crews from PACAF, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand fly 24 missions to the Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau.

Air Force Hercules wraps up Operation Christmas Drop 2019/12/17 09:55

Last Navy warship returns home in time for Christmas

Australia’s newest warship, HMAS Brisbane, arrived home to family and friends in Sydney today following her first overseas deployment.

Brisbane’s arrival draws to a close the return of ten Royal Australian Navy warships from deployments across South East Asia, the Pacific, and the United States.

Over the past several months, Navy’s warships have conducted complex exercises with our partners, building on our respective skills, and helping to keep our region secure.

Last Navy warship returns home in time for Christmas 2019/12/17 09:05

Air Force farewells the PC-9/A aircraft

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has ceremoniously farewelled PC-9/A aircraft after more than 30 years of flying operations on 12 December 19.

The PC-9/A aircraft was introduced to service in 1987, commencing pilot training in 1989 and has been the backbone of Air Force and Navy flight training.

Air Force farewells the PC-9/A aircraft 2019/12/12 14:23

Navy Minehunters return from record-setting deployment

Two Royal Australian Navy Minehunters return home to Sydney in time for Christmas after a successful overseas deployment that saw them travel a record distance.

HMAS Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne travelled more than thirteen thousand nautical miles in the past four months as they deployed to East Asia for multinational and bilateral exercises in Japan and South Korea. 

The Minehunters were two of eleven vessels and their crews among more than one thousand Navy people deployed to East Asia since September.

Navy Minehunters return from record-setting deployment 2019/12/12 10:53

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