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Thales and Aquabotix advancing Australia’s undersea drone capability

 Thales and Aquabotix have signed an MoU for strategic cooperation for the research, design and development of undersea drone swarming technology applied to mine clearance and rapid environment assessment.  Focussing on the optimisation and integration of Aquabotix’s ultra-portable...
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SUCCESSFUL NZ SPACE LAUNCH BY ROCKET LAB

Auckland, New Zealand. November 11, 2018: Rocket Lab has continued the success of its 2018 orbital launch program with the launch of seven payloads to orbit today. The mission, named ‘It’s Business Time,’ marks Rocket Lab’s second successful orbital...
HMAS Arunta returns to the water after significant upgrades at Henderson Dockyard, Western Australia.

ANZAC Midlife Capability Assurance Program

While a lot of media attention is being paid to the Hunter Class Future Frigates, less notice has been taken of the capability upgrades to the ANZAC class, which will remain in service until 2032. Recently APDR visited BAE...
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Global Ship, Global Force

The recent announcement of BAE’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant shipbuilding program continues a procession of strong, well-considered purchases of military hardware by Western governments. While undoubtedly pleasing for BAE...
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ATTACK CLASS FUTURE SUBMARINES

Australia’s new future submarines will be known as the Attack class. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the first submarine will be called HMAS Attack and will be delivered to the Navy in the early 2030s. “The Attack...
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SUBMARINES FOR AUSTRALIA

  Four senior retired naval officers, all with substantial submarine related experience, have called on the government to inject some competition into the SEA 1000 acquisition program for Australia’s future submarine. Currently the government is negotiating with the French company Naval...
HMAS Farncomb approaches the wharf at her home port of Fleet Base West at the end of a seven month deployment.

SEA 1000 – WILL THE NEW SUBMARINES EVER BE LAUNCHED?

The head of our future submarine project, Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, is described by former colleagues as "precise", "efficient", and "controlled". What they’re attempting to say, as nicely as they can, is that he’s basically a machine. And this...
The Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (UK), and Bluebottle from OCIUS (right), at Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2018 held at HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay.

Autonomous Warrior 2018: Major Exercise at HMAS Cresswell Jervis Bay NSW

  Australia has just hosted, from 5 to 23 November, the first autonomous exercise conducted by western allies involving all four domains - air, maritime (surface, sub-surface), ground and cyber/artificial intelligence. Building on the success of UK’s ‘Unmanned Warrior 2016,...

Elbit Systems Teams with Leonardo to Develop Additional Torpedo Capability for SeagullTM USV

  Adding to the SeagullTM Unmanned Surface Vessels’ (USV) capability to mount and launch light weight torpedoes, Elbit Systems ISTAR division has teamed with Leonardo to develop and demonstrate Leonardo’s lightweight and mini torpedoes launching capabilities from the USV. The...
The Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (UK).

Autonomous Warrior 2018:

Autonomous Warrior 2018: Defence Industry was a key participant Autonomous Warrior 2018 (AW18) had three significant parts – the Industry Dynamic Exhibition (IDE) which involved displays and demonstrations associated with autonomous vehicles and systems, the Autonomy Strategic Challenge (ASC) exercise of...

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