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  • 16 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, told media during her recent visit to Japan that volatility in the region required a closer co-operation between Australia and Japan. This comment was widely interpreted as a sign of inclination towards the Japanese bid for the Australian A$40 billion submarine deal. Separately, Australian news site SMH reported that the Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Industry news

    Australian engineering company Civmec announced February 2 that the company has completed the acquisition of one of Australia’s largest major engineering and shipbuilding companies, Forgacs. In November 2015, Civmec announced it would acquire ‘certain assets and the Forgacs name’ with the aim of expanding their business to include defence services. Following the due diligence process and subsequent […]

  • 11 November 2014

    Around 250 members of the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force marched through the streets of Fremantle on 7 November as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of Australian Submarines. In a tradition that dates back to ancient Rome, Fremantle City Council bestowed Freedom of Entry rights to the port city which lies at the […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian defence contractor Civmec has hosted a delegation of Japanese representatives aiming to land the Australian $50 billion submarine build. Hoping to bring the build of Australia’s future submarine project to Western Australia, Civmec welcomed eight members of a technical evaluation team from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at its Henderson facility. The team was headed by Akifumi […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) is likely to lay off more than 200 workers as work on the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) winds down.  A total of 197 jobs, which the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union says are “permament, highly-skilled jobs”, will reportedly be cut. Work on the future HMAS Sydney, the final of three AWD […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Despite of the fact that Australia did not choose Japan to build its submarines, the two countries are deepening their defense relationship, this time with a Royal Australian Navy submarine visiting Japan. Less than a month ago a visit of a Japanese Soryu-class submarine marked the first time a Japanese submarine entered Australia since World War II. Returning […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Fleet Support Unit-West is joining forces with the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Training and Systems Centre for a joint project overhauling the technically challenging Hedemora diesel engines in the Collins class submarines. The Centre’s Platform Systems Training Equipment Manager Brian Graves contacted the Unit in August this year and after discussions about the type of […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Research & Development

    From its advanced survey vessel, the Fugro Equator, skilled survey personnel from Fugro will use a state-of-the-art multibeam echosounder to conduct a bathymetric survey and a sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicle for close examination of the search area. The expedition will be led by the not-for-profit-company Find AE1 Ltd and supported by Fugro, the Australian National […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarine HMAS Farncomb helped rescue an Indonesian fishing vessel crew who were stranded 100 nautical miles from land. According to the navy, the submarine was en route to Singapore and exercise Bersama Shield when it spotted the fisshing vessel. As Farncomb approached the fishing boat, a crew member was seen waving a […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) is using its opportunity during her down time to work with Australian submariners at HMAS Stirling. The US West coast based Albuquerque is undertaking her final deployment before being decommissioned. Albuquerque’s Commanding Officer Commander Trent Heslink. With a crew of approximately 140 Sailors, Albuquerque will conduct a multitude […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    Civmec, in collaboration with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), unveiled December 14 a newly-built submarine hull section constructed by Civmec at their Henderson facility in Western Australia. This construction is a self-funded initiative, used by the companies to prove that they have the expertise and capabilities to play a part in the construction of Australia’s future […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived in Fremantle, Australia, on September 11 as part of the ship’s fall deployment. This is the ship’s second port visit during its Indo-Pacific winter patrol, after it departed its homeport at Apra Harbor, Guam, Aug. 19. The combined Navy and civilian mariner crew will […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The recent visit of the U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles class attack submarine, USS Oklahoma, to the Australian Fleet Base West coincided with the Australian Navy’s biennial Submarine Command Course. Seven prospective undersea commanding officers from the United States Navy joined their Australian colleagues in training for their future roles. Shortly after arriving in Australia, the officers toured their […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Indian Defense Advisor to Australia, Captain Chetan Chandegave, recently visited the Royal Australian Navy’s Submarine Escape and Rescue Centre at HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia. The aim of the visit was to provide him with a better understanding of Australian submarine escape and rescue facilities and training procedures. Commander Ken Marr, Submarine Escape and Rescue […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Prime contractors from the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine Program started the second submarine industry day during which they will brief Australian industry on opportunities available in the Program. The briefing started Thursday at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne MP, said this engagement with defence industry demonstrates the commitment to maximising […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2018

    Sailors aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarine HMAS Rankin held a burial at sea ceremony recently, scattering the ashes of three former Royal Navy submariners off the coast of Western Australia. The ceremony is known as a Committal of Ashes to the Sea (COATS) in the Royal Australian Navy and was carried out under […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Submarine Force and industry partners have demonstrated how they would respond in the unlikely event of a submarine incident at sea, after completing an intensive two week training exercise focused on testing its Submarine Escape and Rescue capability. During Exercise Black Carillion, members of the Navy’s Submarine Force, the Defence Material […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Equipment & technology

    French shipbuilder Naval Group and South Australia-based Airspeed, a specialist of composites manufacturing, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to respond to the design competition launched by Lockheed Martin Australia for the masts of the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack-class submarines. Under the Future Submarine Program, a total of twelve units will be built, with […]

  • 9 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Command Course (SCC), at Fleet Base West and in the fleet exercise areas off Western Australia. Australia supports the SCC every year; regularly sending an Australian submarine to Hawaii (as well as the international biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise), or hosting the course […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) pulled into Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling on Garden Island after completing training activities with four Australian Collins-class submarines. Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine Santa Fe took part in a joint training exercise with HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean, in waters around Australia. The exercise, […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

      Being a critical element of Australia’s national security, submarines will see a future development within the framework of the 2012-2013 budget, since the Federal Government decided to allocate $214m for the next stage of the future submarine project. The Government announced that a number of projects will be progressed in order to improve the […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced that Thales Australia has been awarded a $100 million contract to design a major sonar system upgrade for Collins class submarines. The minister added that Thales Australia will engage other Australian-based companies including Sonartech Atlas and L3 Oceania, as well as suppliers from the United Kingdom (UK) and France […]

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

    A massive leak of documents containing top-secret technical details of the Indian Navy’s Scorpene-class submarines has hit the French defense company DCNS which is set to build new Australian submarines. The documents, first revealed by The Australian, contain 22,400 pages and detail secret combat capabilities of the six Indian Navy submarines designed by DCNS. The Indian […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine AE2, laying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway.   AE2 is one of the last untouched Gallipoli battlefield sites, and with the dedicated […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of its first submarines, HMA Ships AE1 and AE2 on Saturday with a commemorative event at the Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney.   With the first surface flotilla arriving in Australia on 4 October 1913, the arrival of AE1 and AE2 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]