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The official newspaper of the Royal Australian NavyVolume 54, No. 17, September 15, 2011
SERVING AUSTRALIA WITH PRIDE
 
lume 54, No. 17, September 15, 2011
 
Navy
Navy
TORPEDO
TORPEDO
TRIAL SUCCESS
TRIAL SUCCESS
P2
WARRAMUNGAPROVIDES PLATFORMFOR MU90 TESTS
ROAD
ROAD
TO RECOVERY
TO RECOVERY
IN THE LEAD UP TO MENTAL HEALTH WEEK INOCTOBER, NOW’S THE TIME TO SEEK HELP– IT’S THERE IF YOU NEED IT
FURY STRIKES
WHERE WERE YOU ON 9/11? SAILORS TELL THEIR STORYCENTRE
EX TRITON FURY TESTSSAILORS OFF WA COAST
FULL STORY: see page 3
11
FIRE!
Gunnery department sailorsfire the 12.7mm .50 calibre machinegun aboard HMAS
Warramunga
 during an anti-air warfare serial.
Photo: LSIS Phillip Cullinan
 
NAVY NEWS
www.defence.gov.au/news/navynews
September 15, 2011
02
NEWS
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is publishedfortnightly by the Directorate of Defence News, Department of Defence. Printed by Capital FinePrint.
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The official newspaper of the Royal Australian Navy
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Imagery Specialist / Reporter
LSIS Paul Berry
(02) 6266 7606paul.berry@defencenews.gov.au
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By LCDR Dave Bettell
JOINT Project 2070 (Light WeightTorpedo Replacement) reached acritical milestone on August 23with the successful ship-bornelaunch of the MU90 Light WeightPractice Delivery Torpedo (PDT),the replacement for the Mk46 lightweight torpedo currently in service.
Six MU90 PDT’s were launched from HMAS
Warramunga 
insideCockburn Sound with support from project staff and Reserve Dive TeamSeven. All of the test torpedos weresuccessfully fired and recovered for  post-firing analysis.Project Director CMDR Darron Kavanagh said hewas very pleased with thesupport from
Warramunga 
 and the results.“This firing marks theculmination of a period of sig-nificant effort for the JP2070 pro- ject team and achieves a critical testand evaluation milestone,” CMDR Kavanagh said.The MU90 loading evolutionwas also a first with the PDTs being positioned on a new loading trolley before being slid into the waitingmodified ship vessel torpedo tubes.This is a significant improvementover the older loading method of using six personnel to physically liftand manhandle the Mk46 torpedosinto the tube and one that the main-tainers appreciated.ABET Pete Williams put it bestwhen he said the “hernia bars werethe worst invention ever, especiallyfor the short guys!”The introduction of the MU90Light Weight Torpedo capability willenhance the fleet’s anti-submarinewarfare capability and provides a sig-nificant improvement over the agingMk46 torpedos. The Eurotorp MU90is a latest generation light weight tor- pedo featuring electric propulsion,advanced electronic processing and ashaped charge warhead.A long running project, JP2070has had its fair share of hurdles toclear, however, the end is now insight and next year should see thefinal operational testing, also involv-ing
Warramunga 
, completed beforeintroduction into service.
Warramunga’s 
CO, CMDR Michael Turner, said he was excited about the results of the trial.“The firings demonstrated thatequipment modifications were suc-cessful, bringing this capable weaponsystem one step closer to introduc-tion, which will provide a significantleap in the surface fleet’s anti-subma-rine warfare capability.
Warramunga 
looks forward tosupporting the operational testing and evaluation in 2012.”
Torpedo launch success in West
 
.succes poulnifican
SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH:
HMAS
Warramunga
 provided the platform forsuccessful MU90 torpedolaunch trials in August.
Photo: LSIS Phillip Cullinan
Review extended
HE reporting deadline for thereview team assessing allega-tions of sexual or other formsof abuse in Defence has beenextended until September 30.he team from law firm DLAPiper has received more than1000 allegations – some frompeople who contacted thereview directly, some referredto the review from the Minister’sOffice or Defence. The teamalso has before it allegationsreported in the media. DefenceMinister Stephen Smith said theteam advised that although alot of work had been done, dueto the volume of allegations, itrequired more time to collectand test relevant information inrelation to the allegations it wasconsidering. The terms of refer-ence for the review are avail-able at
www.dlapiper.com/ australia/review
Posture review
INTERESTED stakeholdershave until September 16 tomake submissions on whetherthe ADF is correctly geo-graphically positioned to meetAustralia’s modern and futurestrategic and security challeng-es. For more information, visit
www.defence.gov.au/oscdf/ adf-posture-review
IN BRIEF
SUBMISSIONS are being called for two reviews announced by DefenceMinister Stephen Smith into publicaccess to military bases.
An independent review wasannounced on June 16 for the futureuse of Navy’s Garden Island facility by visiting cruise ships.A second, separate Air ForceReview into Civil Aviation Access toAir Force Airfields was released for  public consultation in July.Submissions to the Garden Island review conducted by Dr Allan Hawkeare open until October 31.The review will assess whether there is scope to enhance cruise-ship access to Garden Island withoutadversely effecting its priority role of supporting Navy operations.It will focus on opportunities for greater civil-military cooperationfor finite berthing resources for verylarge vessels in Sydney.The review will also take intoaccount the increased use at GardenIsland when the two Canberra-classLanding Helicopter Dock ships, NUSHIP
Choules 
and three Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers enter service.These ships will require suitable berthing facilities as well as a strongindustry support base for mainte-nance and repairs.The review will assess whether there is scope for a more flexibleapproach that balances Navy’s needswith cruise industry requirements tosecure advanced berth bookings for cruise ships visiting Sydney Harbour.Public consultation and submis-sions into the Air Force review arealso open until October 31. Thisreview is a requirement of the 2009 National Aviation White Paper.Mr Smith said the Governmentwas committed to allowing civilaccess to military airfields where thiscould be balanced with Defence’sneed for security, operations and training.“The civil aviation industry isencouraged to consider the review,and provide comments for theGovernment to consider,” he said.
Public access submissions called
Future use of Sydney’s GardenIsland under review
Further information, terms of referenceand advice on preparing submissions, isavailable at
www.defence.gov.au/oscdf/ CruiseShipAccessReview
Submissions should be forwarded by email to
CruiseShipAccess.Review@defence.gov.au
or by mail to
Cruise Ship Access ReviewSecretariat, R1-4-B163, Russell Offices,Department of Defence, PO Box 7901,Canberra BC, ACT 2610.
Garden Island Review
UNDER REVIEW:
TheGovernment has calledfor submissions regard-ing public access tomilitary bases. GardenIsland in Sydney, picturedabove, is the subject ofone review.
Photo: ABIS Peter Thompson
 
 
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NAVY NEWS
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September 15, 2011
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By SBLT Ryan Zerbe
ORE than 600 sailors have takenpart in Exercise Triton Fury, featuringive firings, seamanship evolutions, and nti-air and anti-submarine training inhe West Australian Exercise Area.
HMA Ships
Perth
 ,
Newcastle 
an
Warramunga 
engaged airborne threatsfrom Air Force aircraft as well as subma-rine threats from HMAS
Farncomb 
fromugust 22 – September 9.HMAS
Sirius 
provided tacticalreplenishment support to the surfacecombatants. Navy’s capacity to respond to threatsat sea was tested and guided by staff fromboth Sea Training Group and Exerciseontrol (EXCON) staff from Fleeteadquarters.While all ships involved in Tritonury were trained to achieve and main-ain a high standard of skills,
Farncomb 
 nd 
Warramunga’s 
crew also underwentUnit Readiness Workups.EXCON was manned with east- and west-based warfare staff on a 24-hour basis for the duration of the exercise.Commander Surface Task GroupCAPT Peter Scott said EXCON staff assisted with the coordination of the exer-cise, allowing the ships to benefit from anintensive three-week training period.“We want as much time as possible tofocus on training so we have to consist-ently manage the logistics and schedulingof all the ships and aircraft taking part,”he said.“A big part of our capability at searests on our ships being able to work together strategically in a shared space.”The ambitious training scheduledeveloped by EXCON and the fleet’soperations teams was designed to givenew personnel a chance to integrate intotheir crew while also using their skills in practical scenarios.“The serials are designed to give our ships and personnel training to operate incompany with other ships through their  participation in tactical warfare scenariosand replenishments at sea,” CAPT Scottsaid.“The goal is to have our peopleaccomplished in what they do so if they’re needed to deploy they’re ready todo their job and to do it well.”Triton Fury is the third in the Tritonseries of exercises, following TritonStorm 1 and 2 earlier this year.Most Anzac-class frigates have taken part in at least one of the Triton exercises.Two Adelaide-class ships, two minehunters and three Collins-class subma-rines have also benefitted from the con-tinuation training provided under theFleet Operating Concept.Exercise Triton Warrior will complete2011 fleet training off the east coast in November.
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GUNNING IT:
(Main image)HMAS
Warramunga’s 
gunnerydepartment fires a 12.7mmmachine gun against an inbound‘enemy’ aircraft as part of ExerciseTriton Fury in the West AustralianExercise Area in early September.
Photos: LSIS Phillip Cullinan
WILD AND WOOLLY:
(Left) ABBMJoshua Jones braves the forecas-tle of HMAS
Warramunga
to loadthe CHAFF launchers during ananti-air warfare serial.
FOCUSED ON THE TASK:
 (Above) LEUT Ben Wellard acts asthe principal warfare officer duringan anti-air warfare serial.
FILLING UP:
(Above)The surface forceconducts a dual-RASand vertical replenish-ment with a Seahawkoff the West Australiancoast.
AIR SUPPORT:
(Left)A Seahawk from 816Squadron hoversabove COMFLOTCDRE Stuart Mayeraboard HMAS
Warramunga
.

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