Lecture on Russian military power in the Asia-Pacific

Associate Professor Alexey Muraviev from Curtin University will give a lecture at the Ngunawal Theatre in Building R1, Russell Offices on Tuesday 17 April (0900-1100). The lecture is proudly sponsored by the Australian Naval Institute, in association with the Seapower Centre Australia and the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (UNSW Canberra). Professor Muraviev will discuss Russian military power in the Asia-Pacific. The lecture is free and no booking is required.

Xenophon to address submarine conference

High-profile political leader and former Senator, Nick Xenophon will be the guest speaker at the conference dinner on 14 November at the 4th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC4), which is convened by the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA).Continue reading

Major submarine conference

Workforce development and the transition from the Collins-class submarines to the future submarines will be major themes at Asia-Pacific’s leading forum on submarines – the 4th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC4) – which takes place in Adelaide 13-16 November 2017.Continue reading

2017 Goldrick seminar – program update

Submarine Operations Today and in the Future
Co-convened with the Submarine Institute Australia
and the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society

Proudly sponsored by

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The undersea environment is the most complex and challenging operating environment for Navies. This year’s Goldrick Seminar will discuss these complexities and the new capabilities that will equip the Navy and other elements of the Australian Defence Force.
This seminar is being held jointly with Navantia Australia, the Submarine Institute of Australia and the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society. The venue will be the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Speakers will be drawn from senior levels of Defence, academia, industry and the media. The intention is for the proceedings to be both recorded and later published.

Registration, which includes morning tea and lunch, is $50 for ANI Members and non-ANI members. ADFA Midshipmen and Officer Cadets are offered complimentary registration, but are required to register.
Bookings and registration can be made via One Stop at UNSW at ADFA (details below).

Seminar Speakers:

Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, Head Future Submarine Program
Commodore Timothy Brown, Commander Submarines
Mika Ihalainen, Swedish Defence Attaché Australia and New Zealand
Commodore Peter Scott
Commodore Lee Goddard, Vice President ANI
Rear Admiral James Goldrick

When: 8.30am – 4.00pm on Thursday, 26 October 2017

Where: Adams Auditorium, Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT 2600

Dress: S7/Business attire

Cost: $50.00 for ANI Members and non-members (includes morning tea and lunch).
ADFA Midshipmen and Officer Cadets: complimentary registration

Details: Phone: +61 (0) 2 6290 1505; Mail: PO Box 241, Deakin West ACT 2600;
Email: admin@navalinstitute.com.au

Seminar: RAN helicopter flight in Vietnam

The second Naval Studies Group seminar marking the 50th anniversary of RAN involvement in the Vietnam War will be the RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam. The seminar will be held in the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Nowra from 1300 – 1715 on Monday 16 October, as part of the RAN HFV reunion. Continue reading

Friedman on North Korean weapons program

ANI Sponsored Lecture : Dr Norman Friedman on the North Korean Nuclear Weapons Program

The ANI is proud to sponsor, along with the RAN Seapower Centre and the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, a lecture by world-renowned naval analyst Dr Norman Friedman in Canberra on Wednesday 11 October. Dr Friedman will offer his expert assessment of the strategic calculus driving the North Korean regime’s nuclear weapons program. He will also examine the role of Chinese and Russian policy towards the Korean Peninsula, as well as canvassing policy options for the United States and its allies. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

The free lecture will be held at the Ngunnawal R1 Theatrette from 0930-1100. Bookings are not necessary but seats will be offered on a first come basis. The theatrette will be open from 0900.

Help needed for ANI booth at Expo

Dear ANI member,

On behalf of the President and Council, I am pleased to advise that the ANI will have a small booth at the forthcoming Pacific 2017 Exposition, incorporating the Seapower Conference 2017, at the International Convention centre in Sydney – Darling Harbour.

We will need to man this booth over the course of the three days of the expo, 3-5 Oct, and also some assistance to ‘bump in’ – set up the booth on Mon 2 Oct.

We see this as a responsibility for all members of the ANI, as this represents an opportunity to increase our membership, and thus our funds to contribute to the ANI’s goals. In years gone by, we have had then Vice President CDRE RJ Griggs (now VCDF) manning the booth. I intend to contribute and I invite you to as well.

Volunteers are asked to contact ASLT Simon Telfer (Simon.Telfer@defence.gov.au) with preferred days/times and he will coordinate a watchbill to man the booth in one hour tricks, plus any volunteers to set up on 2 Oct.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Justin Jones, CSC
Commodore, RAN
ANI Councilor