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Defence has announced that it will invest up to $800 million to acquire new fleets of Australian-built amphibious vehicles and landing craft.

The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) a five-year extension to its contract for T700-GE-401C engine services, which are fitted to the RAN's MH-60R Seahawks.

This week the government announced that it will invest $1 billion in outfitting the Navy with new missile capabilities to ‘project and maintain sea control’ as tensions over Taiwan heat up.

Defence has made a down-select decision for the new Mine Countermeasures and Survey Vessels and brought the program forward.

A demanding year for the naval domain has seen the conclusion of a three-decade RAN presence in the Middle East and planning underway for an increased focus on the Indo-Pacific and Australia’s immediate region.

There is a prima facie case that Australia can build warships when it wants. The issue is, can it build the right warships?

Defence’s contract with Spain’s Navantia has reached a major milestone with Ship Acceptance of the RAN's first Supply-class vessel, NUSHIP Supply.

Defence has announced that prototyping is underway at the Osborne shipyard in Adelaide in preparation for work to start on Navy's Hunter-class frigates.

BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business has selected four Australian companies to help fast track manufacturing processes following the first ‘innovation challenge’ to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

Construction and welding of steel has begun for the fourth of twelve OPVs for the Sea 1180 program in Henderson, WA.

The Collins Class submarines will increase their operational effectiveness in hazardous, shallow waters through the delivery of sovereign Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar (MOAS) and High Frequency Intercept Array (HFIA) systems.

HMNZS Te Kaha returned to Devonport, New Zealand, just before Christmas following modernisation upgrades undertaken in British Columbia, Canada.

Australia's states and territories have signed Cooperation Agreements with the Government’s Naval Shipbuilding College.

West Australian company Altrad Services has been contracted to provide blast and paint services for the Hunter class program.

The RAN's three Hobart Class Destroyers have exercised together for the first time, demonstrating their cooperative capabilities.

After a number of weeks of critical maintenance, HMAS Melville has this week resumed her role surveying the Australian coast.