18 Mar 2015
The Australian Submarine Escape and Rescue System (SERS) is a unique capability. Even more so when you consider that a lone, local SME has produced a range of technologies that world leaders told them was ‘unachievable’ for some elements of the system.
While much of the ‘noise’ emanating over plans to acquire new submarines have tended to focus on their number, type and where they will be built, there are the more muted concerns of this country’s clever systems companies.
18 Nov 2014
As homeport to 10 of the RAN’s 14 Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Coonawarra, adjoining Darwin Harbour and part of Larrakeyah Barracks, is a major part of the RAN’s involvement in Operations Resolute and Sovereign Border.
Before construction of the RAN’s Anzac class of eight FFH frigates was completed their need for better weapons and self defence capabilities had long been evident, especially in respect to anti-ship missile defence (ASMD).
10 Oct 2014
While Australia’s Project SEA 1180 has been put on the back burner, the US Navy remains resolved to bring offboard MCM into its front line. ADM examines the means to effect this transformation, and challenges being encountered.
15 Sep 2014
Although IOC for the first of the RAN's two Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious ships is scheduled for mid to late 2015, the capabilities these 27,800 tonne vessels will deliver to the ADF have yet to be widely appreciated.
02 Sep 2014
When the first of the RAN’s three Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) is completed sometime around March 2016, much of the navy’s weaponry portfolio will be deployed on the one platform.
25 Jul 2014
When first mooted, the program to replace the Anzac class of frigates with another, more modern version, aka the Future Frigate, might have been seen as something of a blank canvas.
29 Apr 2014
Both HMS Daring and HMAS Perth were on hand for the International Fleet Review last year in Sydney to help celebrate the 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy. I was lucky enough to sail from Jervis Bay into the Sydney heads on Daring and spend some quality time on HMAS Perth during her stay.
28 Apr 2014
A silver proof $1 coin from the Royal Australian Mint was securely hammered under the keel of NUSHIP Brisbane on 3 February amid plaudits for the capability the three future Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) will deliver to the RAN, and growing concern about the extent of cost overruns in their construction.
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