At a time of intense activity in Australia’s naval domain, planning for the design and construction of $85 billion worth of Future Submarines and Future Frigates is proceeding apace without any apparent alarums and excursions.

The Congressional Research Service has provided updates for both programs and Lockheed Martin has withdrawn from the FFG(X) race. What is the way ahead?

It is curious that France is leading three of the Quad powers in an Indian Ocean military exercise rather than India.

TAFE Queensland has received course endorsement from the Naval Shipbuilding College.

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.

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.

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