01 Jun 2017
Of all the vessels outlined in the continuous shipbuilding plan, the OPVs have received relatively little attention compared to the Future Frigate and Future Submarine. With the build split between Adelaide and WA for political reasons, much of the capability discussion has been lost.
01 Apr 2017
In February this year Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne revealed that a second pass decision on the $35 billion Project Sea 5000 (Future Frigates) would likely occur earlier than the originally anticipated date of 2018.
As the RAN looks forward to trials with an embarked unmanned aerial system (UAS) under operational conditions in the middle of the year, further evaluation of both fixed and rotary wing platforms will continue to inform Project Sea 129 Phase 5, the service’s tactical maritime UAS program for both minor and major surface combatants.
02 Aug 2016
Behind every RAN ship at sea there’s a team of shore-based support specialists who are dedicated to its well-being, none more so than those responsible for the sustainment of Navy’s newest and largest assets.
01 Aug 2016
The RAN’s Mine Counter Measures (MCM) capability, important as it is, often appears to be the poor relation to larger, more visible programs for larger, more visible assets.
01 Jul 2016
The critical design review for the upgrade of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) that currently provides the RAN’s primary anti-ship missile defence capability will be completed by the end of this year; one of several ongoing weapon developments that in due course will enhance the surface fleet’s anti-air and strike capabilities.
01 Apr 2016
Fincantieri's proposal for the Sea 5000 Future Frigate is based upon the Italian version of the European FREMM.
02 Jan 2016
DCNS Australia might be a new entity on the Australian Defence Industry landscape but they have big plans for the local market. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing explored two of their upcoming offerings into the ADF on a recent trip to France; the Shortfin Barracuda for Sea 1000 and the FREMM for Sea 5000.
01 Jan 2016
With the RAN on the cusp of recapitalising its fleet at a greater tempo than at any time since WWII, major maritime capability programs are inevitably focusing on naval shipbuilding.
02 Oct 2015
Lockheed Martin has been the US Navy’s Aegis combat system engineering agent for the past 40 years. During this time, they have managed the entire Aegis lifecycle from concept through lifetime support and sustainment; everything from cradle to grave.
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