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May 24, 2012
CMDR Cameron Eastman
CREW from HMAS Anzac completed the first Navy-
delivered training on the Mini-Typhoon Weapon
System (MTWS) at West Head Gunnery Range last
The MTWS is fitted to all ships deploying on
Operation Slipper and involves the installation of a
.50 calibre machine gun in a fully automated mount
that is remotely fired from the operations room on
both the FFGs and FFHs.
The MTWS provides the ship with an increased
self-defence capability against a surface threat.
Training has previously been undertaken at sea on
the ship-fitted equipment, however, the completion of
a $15m redevelopment of the facilities at the gunnery
range has provided the opportunity for two MTWS
mounts to be installed on the new firing grid.
After the Navy Capability Committee gave its
approval in August last year, the project moved quick-
ly to complete the installation and activities to support
Anzac's training schedule.
Removal of the equipment from HMAS Manoora
and HMAS Kanimbla was coordinated by the decom-
missioning project director, Mick Dunne, and under-
taken by personnel from FSU-Sydney.
Staff from West Head Gunnery Range loaned the
Navy Band's truck from HMAS Cerberus and the
majority of the equipment was collected and trans-
ferred back to the range.
After installation, certification firings and the
completion of the Maritime Armament Review Board,
the system was deemed safe to operate for training
Sheppard, one of
the first trainees to
graduate on the new
System course, fires
the weapon from the
console at West Head
Photos: Navy Imagery Unit,
MINI-T: The Mini-Typhoon live-firing mount.
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