HMAS Melbourne Preps for Deployment

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMAS Melbourne View post tag: Naval June 29, 2015 Following a 10 week maintenance period, Australian Navy’s HMAS Melbourne is back in action, preparing for a Middle East deployment.Melbourne has been conducting intensive training to refine mariner and warfighting skills, and at the mid point, a well earned break was taken in Melbourne’s home city of Melbourne. It has been six years since the last visit and there was much interest from the general public and media.During the maintenance period, Melbourne had a number of upgrades to improve her capability for the forthcoming deployment and was able to leave the dock nearly a week earlier than scheduled.While Melbourne was being refurbished, the ship’s company were heavily engaged in pre-deployment planning, training and logistics preparations. Personnel were qualified in boarding and weapons, action medical, refined maritime war fighting skills in simulators, and completed professional advancement courses. Concurrent to this, Melbourne’s aviation team was detached to HMAS Albatross performing a major engineering serving on Melbourne’s Seahawk helicopter ‘Reaper’.[mappress mapid=”16349″]Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Preps for Deployment View post tag: Deploymentcenter_img View post tag: Navy Share this article Authorities HMAS Melbourne Preps for Deployment View post tag: Asia-Pacificlast_img read more