What dreams may come under Sea 5000

Some conferences are worthy but reiterative, others are genuinely informative and have the power to influence, and such was the case with the Future Surface Fleet conference organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Premium

The Swedish submarine experience

The Swedes have been building submarines in one shape or another for over a century for both themselves and international customers. The pedigree has string roots in the Baltic but Swedish submarines are literally all over the globe. Premium

More to Daronmont than meets the eye

At first glance, the photo on the wall of the Daronmont lab in Adelaide could be any employee’s holiday snap, the classic sandy beach and calm blue water, shot from a boat offshore. Premium

Navy simulation - From ship to shore

One of Defence’s goals is to reduce reliance on large scale exercises through the increased adoption of simulation and each new project now has to consider how it can employ simulation to increase capability, drive down recurring cost and maximise collective training benefit. Premium

Confuse or Conceal - The use of camouflage

Grimsby class sloop HMAS Yarra displaying early camouflage. The vessel was sunk by Japanese cruiser force about 400 miles south of Java in 1942 whilst escorting a convoy from Java to Fremantle.

Over the last century considerable resources were devoted to research into paint and camouflage for ships, especially during the two World Wars Premium

The changing shape of Sea 5000

To no-one’s surprise, the primarily anti-submarine warfare (ASW) role originally envisaged for the Future Frigate replacement for the RAN’s workhorse Anzac class fleet has been superseded by much broader requirements, including area air defence. Premium

Sea Power Air 7000 - Informing future maritime ISR

With the Boeing P-8A Poseidon established in US Navy service and the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton well into its test and evaluation program, the US Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) project is being monitored closely by the ADF as it seeks to inform its broadly similar Air 7000 program. Premium

Austal tracking well around the globe

While Austal is best known in Australia for the construction of the Armidale class patrol boats, their international interests have grown considerably.

Tracking 2014-15 revenue of $1.2 billion, Austal is Australia’s largest domestically-based defence contractor but its attributes have tended to fly below the radar in its home country Premium

Ballistic Missile Defence 101: An introduction

With the purchase of the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) complete with the Aegis weapons system, ADM thought it might be time to have a look at what these ships can do in the ballistic missile defence (BMD) space. What can we achieve and what do we want to do? Premium

SERS solution from local SME a world beater

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.

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Top 100 Global Defence companies robust despite downturn

Lockheed Martin's F-35 production line. The number one defence company posted revenues of $US40 billion. Credit: Lockheed Martin
The top 100 global defence companies have been announced showing the industry is in good health despite downturns in defence spending.