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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Western Australian shipbuilder Austal is establishing a new design and project management office in Adelaide, South Australia, in a bid to secure a contract for the construction of Australian Navy offshore patrol vessels but also to support the company’s expansion into one of Australia’s two major shipbuilding hubs. Austal said the new office will initially […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian department of defense announced that it has released a request for tender to three shortlisted designers for the $3 billion dollar offshore patrol vessel project. Christopher Pyne, minister for defense industry, said the request for tender will see Damen, Fassmer and Luerssen team up with Australian shipbuilders. The 12 new offshore patrol vessels […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Marise Payne announced September 30 that Lockheed Martin Australia has been selected as the preferred Combat System Integrator for Australia’s Future Submarine Program. Financial details of the contract are subject to further discussion, it was noted. According to the announcement, Lockheed Martin will partner with the Royal Australian Navy and the submarine builder DCNS to […]

  • 24 January 2013

    Australian Hydrographic Office in Wollongong announced that Commodore Rod Nairn, AM, RAN stepped down as Australia’s longest serving Hydrographer and was relieved by Commodore Brett Brace, RAN. “Hydrography has been my life” Commodore Nairn said, “I am immensely proud to have led such a professional service of Navy personnel and Defence civilians who are dedicated […]

  • 26 March 2013

      Lieutenant Commander John Sperring, a long-term resident at the Australian Hydrographic Office, celebrated 40 years in Australian Defence Force (ADF) service on 6th March 2013. Originally in the Army for 12 ½ years, John reached the rank of Warrant Officer, primarily in Army Intelligence but also served in the Infantry as a machine gunner, […]

  • 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.

  • 30 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Mauritius turned on a very warm welcome for HMAS Anzac when the Australian Navy frigate stopped in the island nation’s capital for a port visit recently. Approaching Port Louis Harbour, Anzac was escorted by the Mauritian Coast Guard ship CGV Barracuda, and as Anzac came alongside, further signs of Mauritian hospitality could be seen and […]

  • 22 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    In her first press conference as the Australian Defense Minister, Marise Payne said that she wants to boost Australian industry involvement in the construction of new naval ships. Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), in a media release issued September 20, 2015, has called on the new government to increase efforts on restoring confidence in the national shipbuilding industry. […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia has contracted Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to build two replacement replenishment ships for the Royal Australian Navy. Although the ships would be built in Spain and not in Australia, what the government opposition objected to, Australian Defence minister Marise Payne said that more than $130 million would go to Australian industry. Construction of the two ships will cost […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy was proud to have been involved in a variety of Australia Day events around the country. Australia Day is Australia’s national day and is celebrated on January 26th to mark the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet into Sydney Cove in 1788. Each year, the Australian Defence Force participates in a range […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian heavy engineering company Civmec Limited has unveiled plans for its new shipbuilding facility that will be primarily targeted at naval defence projects. The ground-breaking ceremony took place in Henderson on September 16 and was attended by the Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence Pty Ltd, Civmec is aiming […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian Department of Defence and Boeing Defence Australia have signed a contract for the next four years of sustainment for the Australian next generation of maritime patrol and response aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. Australia plans to operate a total of 15 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. 12 P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft have been approved for acquisition with an additional three […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Industry news

    Navantia Australia announced it would be welcoming another Australian company as a partner in its bid for the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate program. The latest company to join the team is the Perth-based Hofmann Engineering which provides engineering solutions and full turn-key tooling services. “We are extremely proud to be able to work with […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian federal government has unveiled a new defense export strategy aimed at turning Australia into a major defense exporter. The document, unveiled by defense industry minister Christopher Pyne on Monday, sets out the policy and strategy to make Australia one of the top ten global defense exporters within the next decade. The new strategy […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ships deployed as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s annual maritime task group Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) have returned to Australia following a three-month deployment to the Pacific. HMAS Adelaide docked in Townsville on August 23 to return embarked soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. Fellow task group members HMA Ships Melbourne, Toowoomba […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The newest Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) unit, Provisional Training Ship Australia, is responsible for bringing the young adults together, under the guidance of the ANC’s Leadership and Development program.   Provisional Training Ship Australia was officially approved by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, in March. In doing so, he seconded his Strategic […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    German shipbuilder Luerssen – the prime contractor in the Australian SEA 1180 offshore patrol vessel program – has formed a joint venture with Australian engineering and defense contractor Civmec. The joint venture will be called the Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group and will play a major role in the construction of 10 of overall […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander of Australia’s Joint Task Force 633 (JTF633) in the Middle East Region (MER) Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC has officially transferred command to Rear Admiral Trevor Jones, AO, CSC, RAN. The Transfer of Authority ceremony was held this week at Camp Baird, Australia’s main headquarters in the MER. Major General Orme said there […]

  • 4 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has awarded BAE Systems a contract to further refine its design of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) for the Royal Australian Navy under the SEA 5000 (Future Frigate) program. BAE Systems said that a team of the company’s Australian engineers would be deployed to the UK to join BAE’s design team […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith joined the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the Trustees of the Australian Sailor Monument to launch the Australian Sailor Monument Appeal in Fremantle, Western Australia, on August 2. The Australian Sailor Monument will be erected at North Node, Rous Head, […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia and France have officially signed an agreement on Australia’s Future Submarine program that will see French shipbuilder DCNS build 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines for the Australian Navy. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and France’s Minister of Defence, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, today welcomed the signing of the agreement on December 20.   […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith will visit Vietnam tomorrow where he will meet with his counterpart General Phung Quang Thanh, Australian Defence Ministry informed today. This will be his second visit to Vietnam as an Australian Minister for Defence and he will be accompanied by the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Duncan Lewis. […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government is changing its tendering process in an effort to increase the involvement of Australian companies in defense projects. “We are changing the process companies undergo when responding to tenders for defence equipment,” Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said announcing the changes. “The Australian Industry Capability Plan Template has been strengthened in […]

  • 19 July 2018

    Luerssen Australia – the company in charge of delivering a new fleet of offshore patrol vessels (OPV) to the Royal Australian Navy – has signed a contract with Tasmanian company Taylor Bros Marine for work on the OPVs. Taylor Bros will be involved in the design, production and installation of the accommodation spaces on the […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    BMT has teamed up with Australian-based Nautic Star to offer the M80 Interceptor next generation sea boat to the Australian government. The M80 has been fine-tuned over years to optimize the balance between soft riding, rough water performance in any direction and calm water performance. “BMT is excited to team up with a great South […]

  • 21 February 2014
    Industry news

    The Australian Government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft.   The acquisition of the eight P-8A aircraft will cost approximately $4 billion, including support facilities. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometres of its marine jurisdiction – […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian Navy’s fleet of Future Frigates are to be equipped with the Aegis combat systems, the Australian government announced on October 3. The Aegis will be coupled with a tactical interface developed by SAAB Australia. The government said this decision is aimed at maximizing the frigate’s air warfare capabilities. “The Future Frigates will be […]