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Hunter class frigate program passes Preliminary Design Review milestone

BAE Systems’ Hunter Class Frigate Program has successfully completed its Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The review, which started in July, is a technical assessment that ensures the design is operationally effective and underpins the more detailed work that will...
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Unique Group broadens unmanned surface vessel portfolio

Unique Group has announced the launch of two Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), the Uni-Mini and Uni-Max. The USV systems have been developed entirely in-house, designed for surveying operations and engineered to meet diverse operational needs across challenging environments.The new...
Naval Strike Missile program

Axiom Precision Manufacturing awarded contract for Naval Strike Missile

Axiom Precision Manufacturing announced it has entered into a new contract with Kongsberg Defence Australia (KDAu) for the manufacture and delivery of ground support equipment for the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), under SEA 1300 Phase 1 – Navy Guided...
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HENSOLDT develops jamming system to protect naval vessels

Sensor solution provider HENSOLDT is further developing its "Kalaetron Attack" jamming system for use on board naval vessels. The fully digital system has proven to be very effective in neutralising air defence radars in several test campaigns. HENSOLDT is using...
Luyang II (Type 052C) Class Destroyer

China’s destroyer expenditure to grow at 5.2% CAGR through 2033

China’s sovereignty claims over territory in the South China Sea have antagonised competing claimants such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, and Taiwan. In addition, the US’ involvement in favour of some of these countries compelled China to...
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German Navy’s future frigates bolstered by Systematic’s maritime solution

Systematic has been selected to provide the command and control (C2) for the German Navy’s future F126 frigate programme. As part of a contract with DXC Technology Deutschland GmbH, Systematic will supply the warships with what is known as...
Exail opens new office

Exail creates robotics, maritime autonomy internship with Flinders University

Exail has launched a research internship partnership with South Australia’s Flinders University, focused on deepening understanding of maritime autonomy and robotics. The partnership, forged under the leadership of Exail’s Marine Data Processing Product Manager Sébastien Tauvry and Flinders University’s...
Rohde & Schwarz to outfit Cape class patrol boats with naval communications

Australia announces shipbuilding deal with Austal

The Australian government is securing Australia’s shipbuilding capability and investing in Western Australian defence industry through a new strategic partnership between Defence and Austal Limited at Henderson Shipyard.The Defence Strategic Review observed that there was not enough work to...
OPV 2 Eyre Ship Move to Shiplift 2

Arafura class offshore patrol vessel NUSHIP Eyre launched

The Arafura class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) NUSHIP Eyre has been launched at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. NUSHIP Eyre is the second in the class of OPVs being built by Luerssen Australia, in collaboration with local...
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Australia announces $2 billion Thales deal for RAN support

The Australian government is supporting almost 1,000 defence industry jobs and strengthening national security, with a new $2 billion contract to maintain and sustain Australia’s naval fleet in Sydney. Thales Australia has been appointed as the Regional Maintenance Provider...