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...
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,...
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...
Serco Asia Pacific Chief Executive Mark Irwin and Royal Australian Navy Commodore Stephanie Moles.

Serco signs new Australian Defence contract for maintenance, engineering and technical support

 Serco, the international service company, has signed a new contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide In-Service support of the Mini-Typhoon, Typhoon and Toplite systems deployed on 23 ships of the Royal Australian Navy. The contract, valued at...
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OVER 1000 JOBS SUPPORTED IN LANDING HELICOPTER DOCK AND LANDING CRAFT SUSTAINMENT AGREEMENT

Naval Ship Management will partner with the Australian Defence Force to sustain and support Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) and LHD Landing Crafts (LLCs) over the long term under a historic new agreement. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP...
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Hunter Class Frigate Program to deliver further significant national benefits: BAE Systems Australia

  BAE Systems Australia today released a report that shows that at its peak in 2028, the Hunter Class Frigate Program will contribute more than 6,300 jobs and just under $1 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to the national...
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BAE Systems selects Combat Systems Integration partners for Hunter Class Frigate Program

BAE Systems Australia today announced that it has selected Lockheed Martin Australia and Saab Australia to partner with the company to deliver the Combat System Integration on the Hunter Class frigates. The decision further supports the development of an Australian...

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