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Although the detailed design of the RAN’s Attack-class Future Submarines will not be finalised until 2026, Defence scientists have already been working for nearly a decade on understanding and assessing the materials likely to be used in their construction.

HMAS Hobart has become the first Hobart-class Guided Missile Destroyer to fire a missile in Australian waters.

Austal has signed a contract worth approximately A$126 million to construct two Cape Class Patrol Boats for Trinidad & Tobago.

The government has handed over the newest Guardian-class patrol boat to the Samoan Government.

BAE Systems has cut steel for the second British Type 26 Global Combat Ship, HMS Cardiff.

The RAN’s anti-mine capability will be boosted next year with the delivery of four General Dynamics Bluefin-9 unmanned underwater vehicles and three larger Bluefin-12s.

Two independent studies into the Collins class submarine Full Cycle Docking maintenance program have found ‘significant’ benefits in moving the work to WA.

The Birdon Group, headquartered in Port Macquarie, has announced that its US subsidiary has been awarded two new contracts worth up to US$390m (AU$575m).

The J3 RHIBs are reducing Navy's ability to board large vessels and causing significant medical issues amongst its most experienced operators.

BAE Systems will deliver five Mk 45 naval gun systems to the US Navy under a recently issued $70.6 million contract to upgrade existing guns to the Mod 4 configuration.

Naval Group wants to produce its CANTO torpedo countermeasures in Australia should this technology be selected by the RAN.

Many of the positions taken by commentators in the submarine debate assume we can still convert the Attack class to nuclear propulsion.

KBR has been awarded a four year contract extension for Capability Support Coordinator services for the Canberra class LHDs.

Naval Group has launched the Suffren, the first of six Barracuda class nuclear submarines, reinvigorating a polarised debate in Australia.

TAFE NSW has partnered with the Naval Shipbuilding College to support more careers in the naval shipbuilding, supply and sustainment industries.