SEA 1000- The future submarine project in trouble – and the ‘Barracuda’ reference design

SEA 1000 The future submarine project in trouble - and the ‘Barracuda’ reference design Kym Bergmann / Paris & Canberra Despite continuing official denials, it is becoming increasingly clear that SEA 1000 is in trouble because of a breakdown in the relationship...

SEA 1000

The combat system, weapons and unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) options selected for any submarine design under consideration to meet the SEA 1000 requirement for the Royal Australian Navy, will, as much as the design itself, shape the capabilities of...
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Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigate program moving ahead – and Canada joins in.

SEA 5000 Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigate program moving ahead – and Canada joins in. Kym Bergmann / Govan, Scotland & Canberra Until the future submarine program enters its construction phase several years from now, the biggest acquisition on the RAN’s books...

SEA 1654 Phase 3:

Replenishment ship SEA 1654 Phase 3: Spanish progress with RAN’s future AORs As the $89+ billion naval shipbuilding plan for submarines, future frigates, and offshore patrol vessels gathers momentum, public debate about the then Government’s May 2016 decision to contract Navantia S.A....

‘Hobart’ class Air Warfare Destroyers to be upgraded to ‘Aegis’ Baseline 9

Air Warfare Destroyers ‘Hobart’ class Air Warfare Destroyers to be upgraded to ‘Aegis’ Baseline 9 The end of the construction phase of Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program is in sight.  The second of three ships of the Hobart-class has left...
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...

Autonomous Warrior 2018:

  Autonomous Warrior 2018: Major air, land and sea exercise at Jervis Bay, NSW The Autonomous Warrior 2018 (AW18) activity to be held in Jervis Bay NSW 5-23 November provides the Defence Science & Technology Group, ADF, Australian and the international defence...

Offshore Patrol Vessels – SEA 1180 PHASE 1: CIVMEC SUPPLIES FIRST OPV STEEL...

Offshore Patrol Vessels SEA 1180 PHASE 1:  CIVMEC SUPPLIES FIRST OPV STEEL TO ASC SHIPBUILDING   Geoff Slocombe  //  Henderson, West Australia APDR had a face-to-face interview at Henderson on 26 September with Civmec’s entrepreneurial executive chairman, Jim Fitzgerald, just seven days before...
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...

Australia and United States first countries to use Cooperative Engagement Capability between Navies

Australia and United States first countries to use Cooperative Engagement Capability between Navies In a first for our respective navies, HMAS Hobart has successfully tested a communications capability, proving her ability to share sensor information and real-time combat system data...

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