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01 Aug 2014
Commander Surface Force, Commodore Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN visited a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft to witness first hand its capability. This contractor provided training is being delivered to NUSHIP Canberra personnel ahead of the Landing Craft being handed over to Defence in the coming months.
Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.

01 Aug 2014
Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN inspects General Entry 323 Shipp Division during their Graduation Parade held at the Royal Australian Navy's Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria
More than 500 family and a friends proudly watched as 95 of Navy's newest Recruits formally completed 11 weeks of initial training at the Royal Australian Navy’s Recruit School at HMAS Cerberus.

31 Jul 2014
Members from NUSQN 725 stand alongside Aircraft 902, which will fire the first 'Hellfire'missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, United States of America. (From left) Petty Officer Aircrewman Glenn Watson, Lieuteneant Commander Michael Robertson and Lieutenant Joel Bury.
In the space of seven short months, NUSQN 725 has leapt from receiving their first MH-60R Romeo helicopters to firing the first Royal Australian Navy AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a live fire exercise at the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in the United States.

31 Jul 2014
Leading Seaman Kirri-Lee Brazendale (right) during an organised fundraising barbeque for 'Give Me 5 for Kids' at Anglesea Barracks on the 18th of July 2014 in Hobart, Tasmania.
The Navy team at Anglesea Barracks in Hobart recently dug deep for the Give Me 5 for Kids foundation.

30 Jul 2014
Aircraft 902 from NUSQN 725 fires the first 'Hellfire' missile from the MH-60R Seahawk 'Romeo', in Florida, United States of America.
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, successfully fired its first Hellfire missile in the United States on 26 July 2014.

Press Releases

19 August 2013

To the Editor, In the 19 August 2013 edition of The Cairns Post there was an article entitled “Call to cut sonar near pods”. The article contains a misleading statement which I need to correct. The article quoted Mr Ben Cropp stating, “As the naval...

23 May 2013

Reports about Kurt Mackenzie published in the Courier Mail and the Northern Territory News on 23 May 2013 stated that “Navy is refusing to explain and release a report into the poisoning of a sailor during an exercise off Darwin seven years ago”....

20 March 2013

Andrew Holman Editor The Mercury GPO Box 334 HOBART TAS 7001 Dear Mr Holman On Monday 18 March 2013 the online version of your newspaper published an editorial which related to the article entitled "Incat sailing at full speed" (17 March 2013). I...