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  • 19 February 2018
    Industry news

    Australian defense industry minister on Monday officially opened Lockheed Martin Australia’s new headquarters for Australia and New Zealand. Dubbed “Lockheed Martin Australia House”, the new center is located in Canberra and will be home to Lockheed Martin’s local corporate and business development functions. The new facility also houses the Lockheed Martin Endeavour Centre – a purpose-built […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Industry news, Research & Development

    Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Lockheed Martin Australia have signed a new strategic alliance to collaborate on a range of technologies for strengthening defence and national security.   The agreement was signed for DSTO by the Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky and for Lockheed Martin Australia by Chief Executive Raydon Gates. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Lockheed Martin Australia will open a submarine combat system laboratory in Mawson Lakes in November to support the company’s pursuit of the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine project SEA 1000. Construction at Mawson Lakes began on July 27, 2015 and is expected to open in November. An expanded second phase with a secure area is scheduled […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Australian defense ministry has awarded Lockheed Martin a AU$700 million contract to design, build and integrate a combat system for the Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines. Announcing the contract on January 25, Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne said the contract with Lockheed Martin Australia would create 200 new jobs, majority of which will […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Lockheed Martin Australia and the Australian defense department have appointed Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia for the design of three major combat system components for the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack-class submarines. The A$36.77 million contract, which will be in force until May 2023, will see Safran deliver the preliminary and detailed designs for the combat […]

  • 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 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia’s Future Submarine project officially opened an office in Cherbourg, France in a July 9 ceremony attended by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The office is a tripartite secure facility which will house submarine designers, naval architects and engineers who will work alongside each other on Australia’s Future Submarine Program. The facility will be known as […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group (former DCNS) has appointed a new executive director to work with the Commonwealth of Australia on the Australian Future Submarine program. Jean-Michel Billig, the Australia executive director joined Naval Group in May 2017 as special advisor to Hervé Guillou, President and CEO. The Australian federal government has selected Naval Group as its […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Two Australian companies have signed subcontracts for the design of key subsystems in the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack-class submarine program. Safran Electronics subcontracted Adelaide-based Acacia Systems and Western Sydney-based Thomas Global Systems for the design of the Optronics Search and Attack, Navigation Radar and Navigation Data Distribution systems, the country’s defense ministry said. “The signing […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Industry news

    Naval Group Australia on May 18 announced that its board of directors appointed John Davis as the chief executive officer (CEO) and Future Submarine program director. According to Naval Group, the appointment will become effective 1 July 2018. John Davis will be in charge of the delivering a fleet of 12 new submarines to the […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, and the Assistant Minister for Defence, Mr Stuart Robert today announced a multimillion dollar investment to develop future defence technology in Australia.   Up to $13 million has been committed under Round 18 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program. Managed by the Defence Science and Technology […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy’s first Aegis-equipped Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), HMAS Hobart, has begun integration and testing of the installed combat system. Testing will be facilitated by Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians who are responsible for testing the Aegis Combat System to ensure the equipment is properly installed and functional. A computer-based command and decision element forms the core […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated the latest variant of its new launching system that maximizes the use of existing hardware and electronics to reduce the integration costs of weapons by more than 50 percent. During a May 5 test at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Woomera Test Range in South Australia, the new Extensible Launching System […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s foreign military sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility. The event marked the official transfer of ownership […]

  • 25 November 2016
    Industry news

    Australian companies, R&D and educational institutions gathered in Adelaide, November 24, to hear from representatives of the future submarine enterprise in regards to opportunities available in the Australian Navy submarine program. The event was a joint briefing between the Commonwealth of Australia, DCNS and Lockheed Martin (as the combat systems integrator). “DCNS’s vision is to […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin will provide the U.S. Navy and U.S. allied navy customers from Canada and The Netherlands with upgrade kits and services for the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo under a new, $37 million contract award, part of a five-year effort to upgrade the entire submarine fleet.  The Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) […]

  • 22 May 2015

    The first of three new Australian air warfare destroyer, HMAS Hobart, is due for delivery tomorrow, May 23, 2015. This marks a significant milestone for the Australian Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance, made up of shipbuilder ASC, mission systems integrator Raytheon Australia and the Department of Defence, responsible for delivering the three highly capable warships to the Royal […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a 5-year, $100 million contract to provide combat system engineering services – including the design, development, integration, test and life cycle support – for all Aegis-equipped ships. Lockheed Martin has partnered with the Navy for decades as the Aegis combat system engineering agent (CSEA), while evolving the system […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    DCNS and Lockheed Martin, together with the Australian Department of Defence, hosted the fourth Future Submarine information event on May 11 in Brisbane. “The purpose of today’s briefing is to provide an update on the future submarine program and how we want to maximise Australian involvement for example, through technology transfer and collaboration,” said Brent Clark, […]

  • 21 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy, supported by Lockheed Martin , has installed the Aegis Combat System aboard two new Navy destroyers, USS Gravely (DDG 107) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). The Aegis Combat Systems aboard the ships have also been certified as fully operational through the tests known as Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials. During the […]

  • 23 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Lockheed Martin  recently delivered the 8,000th AN/UYQ-70 combat console suite to the U.S. Navy, marking a key milestone for a system that  is currently installed on 90 percent of the Navy’s commissioned ships. The milestone Q-70 System will be installed on the USS Minnesota (SSN 783) Virginia-class submarine to upgrade combat control and navigation […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Hobart Class Destroyer Sustainment and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $275 million. The Government of Australia has requested a possible sale of follow-on sustainment support and services in support of three Hobart Class Destroyers. The sustainment […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Industry news

    A ceremony was held yesterday at Australian company, Marand, commemorating the delivery of the first ship of Australian made F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter vertical tails.   The Honourable Dr. Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria, and The Honourable Michael Ronaldson, Senator for Victoria representing the Defence Minister, were among the distinguished guests in attendance. […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy chief Vice Admiral Tim Barrett accepted the last of Navy’s 24 MH-60R maritime combat helicopters during a ceremony at Lockheed-Martin’s Logistics and Maintenance Facility at Nowra’s Aviation Technology Park on September 12. The Commonwealth of Australia chose the Romeo in June 2011 to fulfill the Australian Defence Force’s requirement for a fleet of new generation, […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin Sippican a $72,8 million contract for the procurement of MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo guidance and control sections. Under the contract, Lockheed will also provide MK 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System upgrade kits, test equipment, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has awarded the prime contract for the frigate combat systems upgrade to Lockheed Martin Canada.   “HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Te Mana are nearly 20 years old and it is important to update their self-defence and sensor capabilities systems to a standard comparable to the frigates used […]