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NUSHIP Supply arrives at home port

The Royal Australian Navy’s new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship, NUSHIP Supply, has arrived at its homeport in Sydney Harbour. NUSHIP Supply is one of two new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships that will provide combat and logistics support to the...

Naval Group equips French navy ship with 3D-printed propeller

Naval Group manufactured a new-generation propeller using a metal 3D printing process. Mounted on a tripartite minehunter, the propeller will now accompany the ship in all of its operational missions. With its 2.5-metre span supported by five 200-kg blades,...

Elbit Systems wins Seagull USV deal with APAC country

Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract to supply Seagull USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) to the navy of a country in the Asia-Pacific region. The contract, in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will...

NUSHIP Supply gets formal acceptance

Defence’s contract with Spain’s Navantia has reached a major milestone with Ship Acceptance of the Royal Australian Navy’s First Supply-class vessel, NUSHIP Supply. Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds announced the formal acceptance of the Auxiliary Oilier Replenishment (AOR) ship, NUSHIP...

Saab signs deal for Franco-British Maritime Mine Counter Measures

Saab has received the first order from prime contractor Thales, acting as System Integrator of the end to end solution, for the Multi-Shot Mine Neutralisation System (MuMNS). The order value is approximately US$35 million and deliveries of the first...

Work begins on 4th RAN offshore patrol vessel

Luerssen Australia and Civmec announced on Monday that they have commenced  construction and welding of steel for the fourth of 12 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Royal Australian Navy SEA1180 Program in Henderson, Western Australia. With its cutting edge-design...

BAE chooses 4 companies for ‘innovation challenge’

BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business has selected four Australian companies to help fast track world leading manufacturing processes following the first ‘innovation challenge’ to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program. BAE Systems Maritime Australia (formerly ASC Shipbuilding) is running...

Leonardo defence news in brief

Leonardo’s acoustic sub hunter technology adds dipping sonar in new demo: Leonardo has recently proven the newly-expanded capabilities of its ULISSES acoustic anti-submarine warfare (ASW) system in a demonstration off the coast of Italy. During the demo, Leonardo showed...

Australia’s Collins Class submarines to get sonar upgrade

The Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines will undergo significant upgrades to their sonar systems in Australia through a multi-million dollar contract with Thales Australia. The two contracts, worth around A$23.7 million, are for the design and implementation of...

Australia concludes Middle East maritime security construct

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has concluded its contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) in the Middle East Region. Personnel from the Australian contingent joined coalition partners in a formal flag lowering ceremony at the IMSC Headquarters...

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