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  • 14 December 2018
    Authorities

    The new landscape of the Australian Osborne Naval Shipyard is taking shape with steel now being raised into place for the Hunter-class construction yard. “It’s estimated the $535 million Osborne South project will create up to 600 jobs,” Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence, said. As informed, the steel raising for the new shipyard involves the elevation of […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian defense ministry has selected Raytheon Australia to act as the country’s Aegis systems integration agent. Defense minister Christopher Pyne announced that the ministry issued a limited request for tender to Raytheon to establish a deed of standing offer under which Raytheon Australia will provide Aegis combat system integration support for up to six […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    An Adelaide-based composite materials developer has become the latest Type 26 global combat ship supplier, the Australian defense minister announced during a visit to BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard in Scotland. Linda Reynolds, the Australian defense minister visited Govan to witness the build progress being made on future HMS Glasgow, the lead City-class Type 26 frigate. […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 1 July 2019
    Authorities

    The construction of the digitally-enabled shipyard infrastructure at Osborne South is on track for completion by March 2020, ahead of the commencement of production prototyping on the $35 billion Hunter-class frigate program, Australian defense ministers said. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia, the main contractor in the Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter-class frigate acquisition project, announced that it has selected Lockheed Martin Australia and Saab Australia for combat system integration on the frigates. The decision further supports the development of an Australian combat systems industry that will underpin the Australian government’s continuous Naval Shipbuilding Plan. […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Vessels

    The Australian government has awarded a contract to BAE Systems Australia’s new subsidiary ASC Shipbuilding that provides the framework for the design and build of nine Hunter-class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The country’s government and ASC Shipbuilding signed the contract after ASC Shipbuilding structurally separated from ASC Pty Ltd and was acquired today […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new training and capability center at HMAS Stirling and Henderson which will support the Australian Navy’s new SEA 5000 frigates – to be built by BAE Systems – will benefit from an AU$670 million investment, the Australian government has announced. To be known as ‘Ship Zero’, the center will transfer an increasing amount of […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade was undocked at BAE Systems’ Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. HMAS Arunta entered water on November 30, after a 14-month refit period which started in December 2017 and required some 300,000 hours of work. The upgrade has […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems Australia has welcomed the Royal Australian Navy’s third Anzac class warship to its Henderson facility. As explained, this is part of the navy’s fleet upgrade to keep the ships in service until they are replaced by the Hunter class frigates. The Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade is being undertaken at Henderson […]

  • 18 February 2020
    Vessels

    Saab has signed an enterprise partnering agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to provide combat management systems across all the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface ships. However, the defence and security company has not yet received a new order. As previously announced by Saab and the Australian Department of Defence, Saab will deliver the […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Industry news

    UK defense contractor SEA announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian-defense company Daronmont Technologies to address Royal Australian Navy requirements outlined in the Future Submarine (SEA 1000) and Hunter-class Frigate (SEA 5000) programs. Daronmont Technologies specializes in the design, engineering, integration and support of complex high technology electronics and software-intensive systems. […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has awarded Kongsberg Digital a contract for the delivery of two K-Sim full mission bridge simulators at its HMAS Watson Bridge Simulator Facility in Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia. The Watson facility contract follows an earlier one from November 2018, under which Kongsberg was to deliver two simulators for a new training […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of the second of eight Royal Navy Type 26 frigates has gotten underway with a ceremony on the river Clyde. The first steel for future HMS Cardiff was cut at prime contractor BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard where the company has already assembled first blocks of the lead City-class frigate HMS Glasgow. The UK government […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Industry news

    Last week, ground was broken on a new expansion to Rolls-Royce’s Centre of Excellence for Naval Handling equipment in Peterborough, Ontario. The company welcomed Minister Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, Dave Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament, and Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien to break ground on the new facility. “We are pleased to welcome Minister […]

  • 7 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy problems with personnel shortages have led to the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth spending almost two years in dry dock as the navy was unable to crew it. The frigate returned from its last mission in November 2016 and finished its deep maintenance cycle in October 2017. Despite having been fitted with several […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy has welcomed a new Chief of Navy as Vice Admiral Tim Barrett was relieved by Vice Admiral Michael Noonan in a handover ceremony at Blamey Square in Canberra. VADM Barrett told the gathering, his time as Chief has seen significant change to the RAN, thanks to hard work and dedication by […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities

    After becoming the first Royal Navy ship to visit Auckland, New Zealand, in 20 years, Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose visited Darwin, Australia. Continuing a trend, the frigate became the first Royal Navy warship in a decade to visit Australia’s northernmost and remotest city. The Plymouth-based warship is on a three-year mission, the bulk of […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Industry news

      Finnish Navy has announced tender for repairs and maintenance works to the Hämeenmaa class mine-hunter ship, by replacing the total installation and components. This decision has been made by the Navy on the basis of the existing design. The delivery includes design, materials, fabrication, installation, deployment, and documentation. About Finnish Navy The Finnish Navy […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it has completed testing and trials of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) vessel. The technology demonstration vessel, christened Sea Hunter, has now been delivered to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) which will continue developing the revolutionary prototype vehicle. Sea Hunter is the first […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s state-of-the-art Sandown Class mine hunter HMS Grimsby will visit Liverpool from February 1-4. Berthing alongside the Cruise Liner Terminal at the heart of the city, the 52.7 metre ship will host a number of organised groups during her time in port. Kicking off with a visit by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Slipping silently into the waters of the Firth of Clyde, Royal Navy mine hunter, HMS Shoreham on May 28 left her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde for a three-year deployment. The high-tech Sandown class ship is off to join the UK task-force based in the Gulf. En route she will operate in the […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Industry news

    Sandown class mine hunter HMS Penzance has left Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard with enhanced operational capability, sustainability and habitability standards, following a successful six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)) by Babcock. The support period was completed under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (SSSA) Class Output Management (COM) Phase 2 arrangements, and the work package was defined […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Shoreham returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Friday, August 28, after three years of operations in the Persian Gulf. The Sandown Class mine hunter has been working with international navies to help keep vital sea lanes safe and conduct seabed surveys. Sailing the ship into […]