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  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australian national submarine platform system integrator, ASC Pty Ltd, has been recontracted to provide maintenance on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of six Collins Class submarines.   ASC’s Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr Stuart Whiley, said that in fact ASC has just signed a contract extension with the Federal Government to continue to perform […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian submarine and warship builder ASC has announced the launch of a digital transformation program which will help apply new technology and innovation to the state-owned shipbuilder’s defense programs. ASC expect the transformation program to have flow-on effects for Australian and overseas suppliers to its Collins Class sustainment and warship construction programs. ASC Chief Executive Officer […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder ASC signed a collaboration agreement with international engineering consultancy BMT to meet increasing demand for ASC’s submarine platform expertise and experience. The 12-month collaboration agreement, signed at ASC’s submarine headquarters at Osborne, South Australia, will strengthen ASC’s roles as builder and sustainer of Australia’s Collins-class submarine fleet. “Under this agreement, ASC will be […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian shipbuilder ASC has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the country’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) to further collaborate in the submarine-related technologies. Commenting on the new agreement, Stuart Whiley, ASC CEO, said: “I’m delighted to secure ASC’s continued collaboration with DST and look forward to further benefits for Australia’s operational submarine fleet, the Collins class, […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder ASC on February 14 announced the appointment of a chief executive officer and managing director. The newly-appointed CEO Stuart Whiley has been interim CEO of ASC Pty Ltd since 2014. “Stuart brings a deep understanding of what it takes to create and sustain sovereign naval industrial capabilities and the board and I are […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Industry news

    ASC welcomes the Australian Federal Government’s decision to address capability issues for the Royal Australian Navy and to begin the long-term revitalisation of naval shipbuilding nationally.   Equally, ASC strongly supports the Federal Government’s decision to accelerate the Future Frigate program and its commitment to fund engineering and design work which will further strengthen Australia’s […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder ASC said it is cutting up to 63 jobs as work on the Royal Australian Navy’s Air Warfare Destroyers comes to a close. ASC is currently in the process of delivering ‘Sydney’ – the final of three destroyers in the class and the company said it was reducing the shipbuilding workforce “to reflect […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Australian government-owned submarine builder and maintainer ASC, formerly known as Australian Submarine Corporation, is upgrading its ‘virtual shipyard’ system Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in preparation for the construction of a new class of Australian Navy submarines. ASC’s move will optimise its Collins Class submarine maintenance, design, engineering and construction services to the […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Industry news

    Swedish defense contractor Saab has into an agreement with Australian submarine specialist ASC for the provision of a range of services which include engineering services for the A26 submarine program. Saab is building two A26 submarines for the Royal Swedish Navy and is offering three export variants of the A26 design on the international market. […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian government-owned shipbuilder ASC on Monday opened new facilities in Henderson that will increase the efficiency of the maintenance and sustainment of Australia’s submarine fleet. The $13 million upgrade enables the co-location of essential facilities, which will deliver a significant increase in the efficiency of submarine maintenance activities. According to the shipbuilder, a similar upgrade at […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    ASC and its partners have welcomed the opportunity to compete for SEA 1654 Phase 3 – Combat Support ships. ASC’s Aegir 18A proposal would see work allocated to shipyards across Australia including Williamstown, Victoria; Newcastle, New South Wales; and Osborne, South Australia. Speaking from the 2013 Pacific International Maritime Exhibition at Darling Harbour on Tuesday, ASC […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Industry news

    Australian naval contractor ASC said that it has not been consulted by the National Commission in its preparation of advice to the Australian Government regarding privatisation of ASC in the short term.   “ASC’s performance is world class and the work we do underpins Australia’s national security. The transformation of the Collins Class Submarines program […]

  • 25 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval Group Australia, the prime contractor for the Australian Attack-class submarine construction, has entered into a framework agreement with ASC for cooperation on the AU$50 billion project. The agreement details the terms and conditions through which Naval Group Australia and the government-owned ASC will collaborate through separate commercial arrangements for the provision of supplies and […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines has returned to service after receiving upgrades during maintenance at ASC’s shipyard in Osborne, South Australia. ASC completed planned maintenance onboard the HMAS Collins as part of a full-cycle docking and enterprise restructure of submarine maintenance. For her crew, reassuming material control (MATCON) and responsibility for […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Training & Education

    ASC has launched a new partnership with Australian Asset Management Council (AM Council) to strengthen its life-cycle management execution of the Collins Class submarine fleet. As informed, the move follows ASC becoming the first Australian defense company recognized with international certification for asset management for defense assets – awarded by BSI International in April 2018. “This […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    ASC has signed a $57 million contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to update the control management and monitoring systems for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines. Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston today announced the multi-million dollar contract for the project that aims to remediate obsolescence of the Integrated Ship Control Management […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Australian defense department has awarded ASC Pty Ltd a contract extension to continue to deliver training services for submariners serving aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said the contract ensures all submarine crews will have the skills and knowledge to operate the Collins-class submarines safely and effectively. “ASC has been […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilders Austal and ASC Shipbuilding announced they are teaming up for the construction of the Australian Navy’s SEA5000 Future Frigates. Under this arrangement, ASC Shipbuilding and Austal will act as one in support of the program, combining their skills and experience. “The Austal/ASC Shipbuilding teaming arrangement offers a compelling, low risk, Australian shipbuilding solution for each […]

  • 8 November 2018

    Australian submarine specialist ASC has secured an agreement with French submarine electric motor manufacturer Jeumont Electric to collaborate on motors in Australia for both the Collins Class and Future Submarine programs. Under the long-term collaboration agreement, the duo will exploit synergies in the delivery of services supporting the ongoing sustainment and upgrade of the Collins Class […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Sweden’s defense contractor Saab has signed a contract with Australia’s ASC for the supply of an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines. As informed, the contract value is AUD 24.2 million (around USD 19 million). “Saab Australia carried out design, software and hardware development […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, ASC Shipbuilding, has signed a contract with Australian company BlueScope Steel AIS for the prototyping phase of the Hunter-class frigate program, due to start at the end of this year.

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian government-owned shipbuilder ASC announced it would cut 130 jobs from its air-warfare destroyer project by the end of February. The cuts are due to a reduced amount of work on the three Hobart-class destroyers. The number of people required for work on the ships has been reducing since early 2015. ASC will cut some […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilders ASC Shipbuilding and Forgacs Marine and Defence have teamed up to jointly bid for the construction of 12 offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Australian Navy. The two companies are cooperating under a Memorandum of Understanding announced on March 20 by Civmec, a parent company of Forgacs. ASC Shipbuilding and Forgacs were jointly chosen by […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian submarine and shipbuilder ASC announced October 11 that the Australian Government decided to separate the company into three businesses. According to the decision, ASC is splitting into separate shipbuilding, submarine sustainment and infrastructure companies. The board and management of the company welcomed the separation adding that the undertaking was based upon an already successful operating model. ASC Chairman […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    In anticipation of the results of the Australian $50 billion bid to build a fleet of new submarines the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) has appointed a general manager for future submarines. Martin Edwards has been named to the position which previously did not exist in the company. “Mr Edwards takes the position at a time of exciting change […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian government announced on October 4 the signing of an interim contract with BAE Systems Australia for the Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter-class frigate program. The Advanced Work Arrangement (AWA) will cover ongoing work on the $35 billion program, ahead of agreeing the head contract. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the AWA is an […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Industry news

    ASC has called for a Ship or Submarine Integrator (SI) to be appointed to manage all future navy shipbuilding projects to ensure the future sustainability of Australia’s naval industry. Speaking at the 2013 Pacific International Maritime Exhibition at Darling Harbour today Mr Sean Costello, ASC’s Executive General Manager Strategy & Communications, has released ASC’s blueprint […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Australia’s dedicated submarine sustainment organisation, ASC, is collaborating with Australian national science agency, CSIRO, and DMTC Limited, to pioneer the use of additive manufacturing for the repair of the six Collins-class submarines.

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    BAE Systems has  beaten its Spanish and Italian competitors in a bid to build a fleet of nine frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the decision on Friday. Once in Royal Australian Navy service, the frigates will be referred to as the Hunter-class. According to the navy, the […]