10 Oct 2014
At the 2001 Defence + Industry Conference in Canberra, there was an expectation that Defence would announce the results of the competition for the supply of a new combat system for the Collins-class submarines. The choice lay between the ISUS90-55, offered by STN Atlas and its Australian partners, and the Raytheon CCS Mk.2, in service with the US Navy.
23 Jul 2014
By far the most dramatic moment at ASPI’s two-day “The Submarine Choice” conference came in its closing minutes, with an extraordinary verbal stoush between the chairman of German submarine constructor Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS), and a retired Swedish Rear Admiral.
10 Jun 2014
Another option for Australia’s SEA 1000 Future Submarine program has become clear in very recent times, with the news that SAAB has been directed by the Swedish government to explore the possibility of creating a submarine design and construction capability.
13 May 2014
Stealth is the single most important factor in the philosophy and broad issues guiding the development of Australia’s Future Submarine, key decisions on which need to be made within 18 months, David Gould, general manager Submarines at the DMO, told the ADM Congress.
28 Apr 2014
Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with an ambition to join the Sea 1000 Collins submarine replacement project are in a waiting game that may yet have years to run.
11 Feb 2014
As awareness and debate on the importance and complexity of submarine capability has grown within defence and industry circles, so too has the size and scope of Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) conferences.
22 Nov 2013
At the end of 2012, then Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and then Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced a new facility for testing submarine systems, including propulsion, energy and integration technology, would be based in Adelaide. Fast forward and industry is helping the Sea 1000 program office bring the facility requirements together.
27 Sep 2013
The future of the RAN’s trouble-prone Remora submarine rescue vessel will be determined in the near future, with strong indications that its return to service is unlikely given the success to date of Navy’s current contractor-provided submarine escape and rescue capability.
17 May 2013
I wouldn’t normally write something like this for ADM but I thought the experience had to be shared. I was lucky enough to spend 24 hours on board HMAS Sheean with a shattered crew who had just finished their return to service trials.
Recognising the challenges ahead in managing the transition from the Collins class to the Sea 1000 future submarine, Sean Williams, Head of Engineering Strategy for Babcock Pty Ltd, looks at the approach being taken in the UK where similar challenges are being addressed.
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