With advanced vessels ranging from patrol boats to multi-purpose frigates and amphibious ships, plus a fleet of high-tech helicopters, the Navy has technical capabilities that satisfy diverse strategic needs.
Solid protection and flexible support
The Navy is tasked with protecting an exceptionally long coastline, as well as contributing to regional security and international peacekeeping and disaster-relief operations. This calls for a flexible and adaptable naval capability, resourced with leading-edge technology across ships, submarines, aircraft, weapon systems and communications.
Effective communications and critical intelligence
The Navy relies on complex communication systems to maintain contact between vessels above and below the surface, aircraft, command positions, and allied forces. Across radar, sonar, radio, microwave and satellite technology we also operate some of the world's most sophisticated surveillance and intelligence gathering systems, to identify threats and maintain strategic superiority.
Adelaide Class Frigate
Equipped with Seahawk helicopters and guided missiles, provide air defence, anti-submarine/shipping warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Anzac Class Frigate
A long-range escort platform, equipped with a Seahawk helicopter and capable of countering threats from the air, surface and below the surface.
Collins Class Submarine
A long-range, high-tech, multipurpose patrol submarine featuring high manoeuvrability, low signature patterns and excellent shock endurance.
Seahawk Romeo (MH-60R)
With its unique sensor suite and integrated weapon system, extends the war fighting capabilities of its parent ship well beyond the horizon.
Missile - Standard
Described as the world's premier surface-to-air defence weapon, has capability against aircraft, in-coming missiles and enemy surface vessels.
Torpedo - Mark 46 acoustic homing
Designed to attack high-tech submarines, can be launched from surface combatant torpedo tubes, ASROC missiles and fixed and rotary wing aircraft.