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  • 10 August 2015
    Research & Development

    BMT Group (BMT), design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has taken on a higher level of sponsorship of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA). Established in 1999, the SIA is the nation’s premier organisation for promoting submarine matters. The SIA’s objective is to promote informed discussion and research in the fields of submarine operations, engineering, […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australia’s first submarine was most likely lost during an underwater operation off the coast of Papua New Guinea as it returned to Rabaul, according to the findings of a report from the expedition that found the wreck of HMAS AE1. The submarine was discovered during an expedition led by Find AE1 Limited in December 2017, […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Research & Development

    From its advanced survey vessel, the Fugro Equator, skilled survey personnel from Fugro will use a state-of-the-art multibeam echosounder to conduct a bathymetric survey and a sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicle for close examination of the search area. The expedition will be led by the not-for-profit-company Find AE1 Ltd and supported by Fugro, the Australian National […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy’s first commissioned submarine, the HMAS AE1, has been located 103 years after going under during World War I. The fate of 800 ton AE1 and her 35 crew members has remained one of the persistent mysteries of Australia’s military history. It was the first loss for the Royal Australian Navy and the […]

  • 23 April 2018

    A joint US and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has provided detailed images of the 103-year old shipwreck, which lies on the seafloor off the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS AE1 was lost at sea with all hands on September 14, 1914. It […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine AE2, laying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway.   AE2 is one of the last untouched Gallipoli battlefield sites, and with the dedicated […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australia’s Flinders University signed an academic and research cooperation agreement with four French graduate schools of engineering to work on Australia’s Future Submarine program. The agreement between Flinders and a consortium comprised of ENSTA ParisTech, École Centrale de Nantes, CentraleSupélec and École Polytechnique was signed at a special ceremony signed in Paris this week. The […]

  • 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, […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    One of three contenders for the Australian $50 billion submarine construction contract, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has launched operations at MHI Australia in Sydney. The Japanese shipbuilder said the aim of the new subsidiary was to “strengthen ties with Australia’s governmental institutions and economic and industrial sectors”. News about the MHI’s Australian subsidiary come in the […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Deeper collaboration between Australia and France in advanced sonar and naval robotics technology will flow from a research agreement announced in Sydney today during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Flinders University in South Australia, ENSTA Bretagne – a French national graduate engineering institute in Brest, and Thales will […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities

    BMT Design & Technology (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), has secured funding through the Australian Defence Science Institute’s Collaboration Research Grant Scheme which, this year, attracted more than 30 high quality research proposals seeking over $1.4 million in funding. The scheme was introduced to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), spoke to midshipmen from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) unit, May 1st. Midshipmen from MIT, Harvard, and Tufts University listened as McCoy offered career and leadership advice and explained the role of NAVSEA in keeping the fleet operational […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.   […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has selected a joint venture between Huntington Ingalls Industries and Kellogg Brown & Root to establish the country’s Naval Shipbuilding College which will work with shipbuilders throughout the different stages of project construction and sustainment. The joint venture has been named Naval Shipbuilding Institute to establish and manage Australia’s naval college. Announcing the contract, Australian defense industry […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College which will deliver a coordinated, national approach to workforce development has been officially opened. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne opened the College at Osborne in South Australia on November 1. The minister said it’s an integral interface with the shipbuilding industry to identify workforce requirements throughout all phases of construction and […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Friday, February 20, the Australian Government announced the acquisition strategy for the Future Submarine Program which sets out further details of the competitive evaluation process that will be undertaken by the Department of Defence. Submarines are an essential component of Australia’s naval capability and the Government will ensure that the future submarine provides the best […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australia’s Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith and Sweden’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Karin Enström announced that Australia and Sweden have achieved a significant milestone agreement in relation to Intellectual Property (IP) rights for submarine design and technology. Australia and Sweden have achieved an important milestone in reaching agreement on Australia’s rights to use Swedish […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian defence contractor Civmec has hosted a delegation of Japanese representatives aiming to land the Australian $50 billion submarine build. Hoping to bring the build of Australia’s future submarine project to Western Australia, Civmec welcomed eight members of a technical evaluation team from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at its Henderson facility. The team was headed by Akifumi […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 24 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A massive leak of documents containing top-secret technical details of the Indian Navy’s Scorpene-class submarines has hit the French defense company DCNS which is set to build new Australian submarines. The documents, first revealed by The Australian, contain 22,400 pages and detail secret combat capabilities of the six Indian Navy submarines designed by DCNS. The Indian […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]