Sustainment: Keeping the Fleet afloat

In an effort to get a better picture of what the sustainment efforts are for the surface fleet, ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to both NSM (a joint venture of UGL and Babcock) about their work on the ANZAC fleet and Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Limited (A&P Australia) about their work on HMAS Choules.


Underwater technology: Unmanned and underwater no longer the realm of science fiction

The Office of Naval research's Large-Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle on display at a trade show. Credit: Yasmin Tadjdeh

The horizons of unmanned underwater technology stretch from meeting current operational requirements to future scenarios more akin to science fiction. Premium

Undersea Technology: Undersea warfare, present and future

The AWDs will be a potent undersea warfare asset. Credit: Defence

With Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) coming on stream later in the decade and the Future Submarine and Frigate programs on the horizon, the Royal Australian Navy’s undersea warfare capability is set to receive a significant boost. Premium

What dreams may come under Sea 5000

Some conferences are worthy but reiterative, others are genuinely informative and have the power to influence, and such was the case with the Future Surface Fleet conference organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Premium

The Swedish submarine experience

The Swedes have been building submarines in one shape or another for over a century for both themselves and international customers. The pedigree has string roots in the Baltic but Swedish submarines are literally all over the globe. Premium

More to Daronmont than meets the eye

At first glance, the photo on the wall of the Daronmont lab in Adelaide could be any employee’s holiday snap, the classic sandy beach and calm blue water, shot from a boat offshore. Premium

Navy simulation - From ship to shore

One of Defence’s goals is to reduce reliance on large scale exercises through the increased adoption of simulation and each new project now has to consider how it can employ simulation to increase capability, drive down recurring cost and maximise collective training benefit. Premium

Confuse or Conceal - The use of camouflage

Grimsby class sloop HMAS Yarra displaying early camouflage. The vessel was sunk by Japanese cruiser force about 400 miles south of Java in 1942 whilst escorting a convoy from Java to Fremantle.

Over the last century considerable resources were devoted to research into paint and camouflage for ships, especially during the two World Wars Premium

The changing shape of Sea 5000

To no-one’s surprise, the primarily anti-submarine warfare (ASW) role originally envisaged for the Future Frigate replacement for the RAN’s workhorse Anzac class fleet has been superseded by much broader requirements, including area air defence. Premium

Sea Power Air 7000 - Informing future maritime ISR

With the Boeing P-8A Poseidon established in US Navy service and the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton well into its test and evaluation program, the US Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) project is being monitored closely by the ADF as it seeks to inform its broadly similar Air 7000 program. Premium

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Australia and NZ conduct key readiness exercise

Australian Army soldiers, Privates Joshua Morgan (right), and Adam Erickson, from 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, conduct an overwatch for a route clearance activity during Exercise Southern Katipo in Havelock, New Zealand. Credit: Defence
Australian Defence Force personnel have deployed across the ditch to New Zealand for Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO.