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Airbus has been awarded a two year contract extension to provide sustainment services through to 2024 for the RAAF's C-130J fleet.

ASC Shipbuilding, now a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia, has been awarded a contract that provides the framework for the design and build of the Hunter Class frigates.

The companies building the OPVs have awarded scholarships to engineering and trade students in SA, WA and NT.

Australia’s new future submarines will be known as the Attack class, and negotiations for the Strategic Partnering Agreement are now complete.

Norway’s Accident Investigation Board’s report into the sinking of the KNM Helge Ingstad has caused a stir for Defence.

Serco has signed a new contract with the ADF to support the Mini-Typhoon, Typhoon and Toplite systems deployed on 23 RAN ships.

Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Simon Cullen has completed a report into the opportunities and challenges facing the RAN as autonomous and unmanned vehicle technology accelerates.

The first Guardian class patrol boat has been handed over to PNG.

Naval Ship Management has won the contract to sustain and support the Landing Helicopter Docks and Landing Crafts.

BAE Systems has undocked HMAS Arunta at its Henderson facility, the first Anzac class frigate to receive a full Anzac Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade.

The first of the RAN's next auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships, the future HMAS Supply, has been launched.

BAE Systems has selected Lockheed Martin and Saab to deliver the Combat System integration on the Hunter Class frigates.

Austal's American subsidiary, Austal USA, has delivered the Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Burlington (EPF 10) to the US Navy.

The SIA conference theme was centred around the Collins class life of type extension (LOTE); current thinking and the technology to be delivered under Sea 1450 from both defence and industry perspectives.

UK defence and security electronics system specialist SEA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Daronmont Technologies.