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  • 14 June 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Further significant initiatives will be undertaken to both maintain the capability of Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet and further improve Collins Class maintenance, sustainment and availability, Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly said today in a joint media release. The Collins Class submarine fleet of six submarines is […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Industry news

    Thales UK announced it has recently completed the first of six new replacement bow sonar arrays for the upgrade of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines. The company says that the bow sonar array was delivered in time to meet the Royal Australian Navy’s accelerated upgrade of HMAS Waller currently taking place at ASC in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 June 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      The 5th of May saw the first ever Collins Class Submarine Qualified SN in Australia’s Submarine Force. ABSNSM Stacey Jelley was presented with her “dolphins” by Commander James Harrap (CO HMAS Waller); this presents as a significant milestone with respect to onboard logistical support for Submarines. ABSNSM Jelley joined the RAN in April 2005 […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The fourth and final review into Australian Collins Class submarine sustainment program, released today by expert John Coles, confirms that submarine maintenance and availability has significantly improved.   The review findings have been welcomed by Australian Minister for Defence David Johnston and Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann. The report found that two and frequently three […]

  • 1 November 2016

    HMAS Farncomb, Royal Australian Navy’s second Collins-class submarine, pulled into Tasmania for a five day port visit during a recent south-east Australia deployment, allowing family and friends to explore life onboard a submarine. The visit was the first time many of the ship’s company had a chance to show loved ones what their day job entails. Electronic Warfare […]

  • 4 October 2017

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines are set to receive upgraded control and communications systems under two separate contracts announced by the Australian government on October 4. The first project addresses obsolescence in the control system to allow safe operation of the submarines, while the second provides improved submarine communications capability. “On average, 120 people per […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Improved strategies in the sustainment of Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines have allowed the Australian Navy to have two submarines available for operations 90% of the time, an independent review has shown. The follow-up review on the progress made in addressing the findings of the original 2012 Coles Review identified an improvement to the availability and reliability of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Industry news

      ONE of the navy’s troubled Collins-class submarines suffered an engine failure while submerged off Western Australia late at night and was… (theaustralian) [mappress] Source: theaustralian, August 25, 2011;

  • 3 July 2012
    Industry news

    Australia’s national submarine builder and maintainer of the six Collins Class submarines – ASC Pty Ltd has signed a new contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the maintenance of the Collins Class submarines going forward. The new In Service Support Contract (ISSC) was announced yesterday by Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, Minister for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 August 2019

    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean returned to her Garden Island homeport earlier this month, completing a five-month deployment. Sheean departed Fleet Base West in early April and has operated in Asia Pacific. During her time underway, the submarine visited Singapore, Subic Bay and Darwin. Sheean’s Commanding Officer, Commander Darren White, said while submariners expected […]

  • 20 August 2018

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean returned home to Fleet Base West after almost three months of operations in the Indo-Pacific. The navy did not reveal which exercises the submarine joined and how many port visits the crew made. The only known port visit was the one to Malaysia, which took place in July. Commodore Buckley, […]

  • 4 November 2015

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class Submarine HMAS Sheean returned from her South East Asian Deployment. According to social media, the vessel wrapped up her mission and returned home to HMAS Stirling. HMAS Sheean is the fifth Collins Class Submarine built by the ASC in Adelaide, Australia. Sheean was named after Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean, who was lost when HMAS Armidale (I) was […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

    Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, and Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, today released the report of Phase 1 of the Review of the Sustainment of Australia’s Collins Class submarines, the Coles Review. The review is being led by Mr John Coles, an independent expert from BMT Defence Services in the UK. Sustainment of the […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class HMAS Dechaineux made a port visit in Hobart, Australia for a few days recently. Breaking up their long transit to New Zealand, Dechaineux sailed north to Jervis Bay to spend a day at anchor conducting maintenance. It also enabled some of the ship’s company a chance to go ashore at HMAS Creswell where […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of six Collins-class submarines will likely necessitate substantial upgrades to remain in service until the new SEA 1000 submarines start arriving, navy chief Vice Admiral Mike Noonan indicated at an Australian senate hearing. “We’re expecting that we will upgrade at least five, and the work around determining the scope of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy has recently added six submarine warfare officers to its ‘silent service’ following the 2015 Submarine Warfare Officers’ Course. The recent course included international students for the first time when three overseas students participated and completed the course. Two US Navy officers and one Canadian officer joined their Australian counterparts in the five-month course. […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy submariners have developed a new solution for the temporary accommodation on board Collins-class submarines as an alternative to wooden beds currently in use. The sailors from Fleet Support Unit – West at HMAS Stirling designed and built the “Submarine Accommodation Capsule”, durable and practical solution which requires no additional support equipment or […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Industry news

    “Today, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released its paper “Mind The Gap: Getting Serious About Submarines”. As a result of this there has been some quite critical, and in some cases dated, analysis reported in the press. There is no denying the issue that submarine availability is not where we need it to be. […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian branches of global defense contractors Raytheon and Thales will be in charge of the A$542 million project to upgrade the fleet of six Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines. According to an announcement from the Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne, the upgrades are starting this year and the first to be upgraded will be […]

  • 30 August 2019

    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Farncomb returned home after completing a deployment that saw her take part in several international maneuvers in the past five months. Farncomb returned to Fleet Base West at Rockingham, Western Australia last week after participating in exercises Bersama Shield, Pacific Vanguard and Talisman Sabre. Commanding Officer HMAS Farncomb, Commander Gary […]

  • 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 […]