Changes in the structure of Project Sea 129 Phase 5 make it increasingly likely that a common tactical UAS will be selected to operate both from the upcoming Arafura OPVs and the Hunter-class frigates. Read more
The first Arafura-class vessel has reached a significant milestone with the ceremonial keel laying at the Osborne Naval Shipyard.
The preliminary construction schedule for the Hunter-class frigates involves building at least four prototype hull blocks.
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed the appointment of the ADF’s Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer as the Deputy Commander UN Command Headquarters in South Korea.
Three Australian ships have arrived at the Malaysian ports of Port Klang and Langkawi for training and engagement.
Defence has reached a settlement with Navantia over repair costs for RAN's two Landing Helicopter Docks as the ships are declared free of 'significant issues'.
Damen Marine Components has completed the supply and installation of a number of critical systems on the new Antarctic Supply Research Vessel.
For most of the past three decades the Royal Australian Navy has maintained a single ship deployment of frigates to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) in support of coalition efforts. This is changing.
Construction of the first of 12 Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the RAN is proceeding slightly ahead of schedule, with detailed planning expected to obviate any risks involved in the build program being split between SA and WA.
A BAE Systems representative at LIMA said the company has already held talks with the Indian Navy.
HMAS Brisbane has completed trials on a number of weapons systems.
Australian marine technology firm AMOG Ventures and French naval firm ECA Robotics have formed a joint venture company to pursue a RAN contract worth up to $100 million.
"Defence has been aware since at least 2012 that sustainment arrangements have not kept pace with higher than expected operational usage."
At Avalon earlier this month, former minister for Defence Industry Steve Ciobo released the much anticipated Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy.
The case for Boeing's 'Loyal Wingman' drone rests on its ability to complement and protect expensive manned aircraft. This rationale applies equally to surface ships.
Five years after the first Cape Class patrol boat entered service with what is now the Australian Border Force (ABF), the 10-strong fleet has consolidated its reputation as a reliable, hard-working responder to maritime security threats.