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  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US State Department has approved a potential sale of Aegis combat system equipment for the Royal Australian Navy’s new SEA5000 frigates. The approved $185 million sale would include equipment associated with the integration of the Australian CEAFAR 2 phased array radar system with the Lockheed Martin-built AEGIS combat system. The items Australia requested to buy […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilders Austal and ASC Shipbuilding announced they are teaming up for the construction of the Australian Navy’s SEA5000 Future Frigates. Under this arrangement, ASC Shipbuilding and Austal will act as one in support of the program, combining their skills and experience. “The Austal/ASC Shipbuilding teaming arrangement offers a compelling, low risk, Australian shipbuilding solution for each […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    US-based command and communication company L3 Technologies announced it is joining the BAE Systems Power and Propulsion Team by providing the integrated platform management system (IPMS) for BAE’s proposed Type 26 frigate design adapted for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) SEA5000 program. L3 was selected to provide the IPMS, as well as controls and instrumentation […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has appointed RINA as technical partner in the risk reduction and design study (RRDS) and prospect classification society for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) next generation frigates – SEA 5000 program. “We are delighted to extend our naval portfolio and increase our footprint in the Australian market. Being fully recognised by the […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Equipment & technology

    BAE Systems Australia will partner separately with each of BlueScope and Liberty OneSteel for the supply of more than 48,000 tons of Australian steel, should the company be selected to build nine Future Frigates as part of the Federal Government’s SEA 5000 program. BAE Systems is offering its Global Combat Ship-Australia for SEA 5000, a […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Australian Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has warned the Australian government about naval shipbuilding jobs and investment being at risk if the Federal Government does not deliver the promised 90 per cent level of local industry content. According to the minister, concerns are emerging that local benefits are at risk of slipping away […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Industry news

    Navantia Australia announced it has teamed with Tasmanian firm Taylor Bros for work on the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigates. Navantia embedded a Taylor Bros team into its design and production teams for the SEA 5000 program creating the “Integrated Product Team” which the company said will “identify feasible solutions to meet the mixed messing […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS has signed an agreement with Australia’s Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) to collaborate on naval shipbuilding and repairs. According to DMTC, the agreement will see DMTC and DCNS collaborate on developing technical expertise and building industrial capacity within Australian maritime sector supply chains. The center said work had already started on a project involving […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shipbuilder and defense contractor BAE Systems on Thursday announced it has officially submitted its bid for the construction of Australia’s nine SEA 5000 Future Frigates. The company, however, did not reveal the cost of designing and building the frigates in Australia. What is known is that the frigate design will be based on the Type 26 […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will have the opportunity to enter the supply chain for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program. BAE Systems, the company in charge of developing the frigate, announced that some 150 Australian companies would pitch their products and services into the project. The company will be meeting Australian SMEs over the […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere arrived in Western Australia on Wednesday with Italian defense industry representatives aboard. Carabiniere docked in Fremantle where Fincantieri representatives will meet with Australian naval shipbuilding companies and the local supply chain, who are vying for a share of a multi-billion dollar defence program. Fincantieri is one of three European ship […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 1 May 2018

    Navantia Australia has selected another Australian company that would join it in its bid for the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate program.  Scientific Management Associates (SMA) has been selected to develop and deliver specialized integrated logistics system (ILS) documentation for Navantia’s F-5000 future frigate design. As informed, SMA will support the F-5000 Plans for Training […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government on Friday released the Request for Tender (RFT) for the Royal Australian Navy’s $35 billion Future Frigate project. The RFT was issued to the three shortlisted designers: British BAE Systems, Italy’s Fincantieri and Spain’s Navantia. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, said evaluation of the responses to the Future Frigate RFT would […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A new sustainment agreement between the Australian Government and defence industry to support the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Anzac class frigate fleet signed in April, came into effect on 1 July, with the first order worth approximately $200 million to BAE Systems. Valued at over $2 billion over eight years, the partnership includes BAE Systems Australia, […]

  • 1 September 2016
    Training & Education

    Fincantieri has signed a contract with the Australian Government to participate in the Competitive Evaluation Process, conducted by the Department of Defence, to deliver 9 Future Frigates – to be built in Adelaide, South Australia – for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the SEA 5000 programme. Fincantieri is one of three shipbuilders short-listed by […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) invested several years into developing a tool which will allow the Australian Navy to model acoustic signatures for all classes of naval vessels. The acoustic signature is essentially the noise a vessel makes, a characteristic that could be used by an adversary to identify and track it. Named Australian Rapid […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having wrapped up her participation in the Australian Navy exercise Ocean Explorer on March 5, Italian Navy FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere headed for Jakarta, Indonesia as part of her deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. The Carlo Bergamini-class frigate arrived in Jakarta on March 9 and hosted the Italian ambassador and a number of Indonesian officials […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Australian Government announced a long-term investment of over $89 billion in ships and submarines for the Navy over the next 20 years. According to a media release, this investment will generate significant economic growth and sustain several thousand Australian jobs over decades. The Government will implement a continuous build of surface warships in Australia. […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri said it has established an Australian subsidiary and announced the opening of a new Australian headquarters in Canberra soon. Fincantieri was short-listed by the Australian government to bid to design and build nine, new frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Dario Deste has been designated chairman of Fincantieri Australia and he will […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Department of Defence released a Request For Tender to CEA Technologies for the development of a High Power Phased Array Radar concept demonstrator. CEA Technologies Pty Ltd is a Canberra-based company whose world leading technology CEAFAR radar is being fitted to the ANZAC Class Frigates of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as part of […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Navantia has signed, on 23rd October, a contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the RRDS (Risk Reduction Design Study) regarding the SEA 5000 program for the new frigates. The contract has been signed at the DMO offices in Canberra, by Francisco Barón, director of Navantia Australia and Paddy Fritzpatrick, director of DMO Naval […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Italian-based electronic warfare specialist Elettronica has laid the groundwork for further collaboration with Thales Australia and the Australian systems house Daronmont related to the potential construction of nine new frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. Under the Memoranda of Understanding, the parties would collaborate in the event of a successful outcome of the bidding process currently underway […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Gas turbines for the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate program could be built by Australian RJE Global under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with GE’s Marine Solutions. GE’s Marine Solutions said in an announcement on September 27 that RJE would assemble GE LM2500 gas turbine modules and manufacture a number of components for this engine. The MOU […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Australian branch of the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Adelaide to develop a collaborative program of education and research co-operation. CETENA, a subsidiary company of Fincantieri, which undertakes research and consultancy programs in the naval and maritime fields will also be involved in […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The SEA 5000 Phase 1 (Future Frigate Design and Construction) project brought on board two human factor scientists to make sure that the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate operations room support effective and efficient RAN operations. Defence scientists Susan Cockshell and Kingsley Fletcher are human factors scientists that were also involved in the redesign of the RAN Anzac […]