Projects: SIA looks at the technology side of submarines | ADM December 2013/Janaury 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. Premium

Pacific: Land based test site for Future Submarine | ADM October 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. Premium

Underwater Technology: Submarine rescue to say goodbye to Remora? | ADM August 2013

The LRS from James Fisher Defence has been an excellent replacement capability.

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. Premium

Sea Power: Girls own adventure: 24 hours on HMAS Sheean | ADM April 2013

The relative luxury of sleeping in the weapons bay. [Photo: Katherine Ziesing]

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. Premium

Sea Power: Submarine ageing and life extension: a holistic approach | ADM April 2013

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. Premium

Submarines: UK subs: an Astute decision | ADM November 2012

The UK’s Astute class submarines have had their well publicised issues for both technology and schedule, not unlike the Collins class. And like the Collins class, there is a replacement already on the drawing board. Premium

Submarines: Future Submarines: Timing and technology | ADM November 2012

The opaque process by which information is being gathered and analysed to inform government on the broad options for Australia’s Future Submarine program is moving into areas of greater detail, boosted in part by the $214 million allocated to Sea 1000 in the May budget. Premium

Submarines: Studying the Future Submarine | ADM November 2012

In May, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced a range of detailed scoping studies in support of the Future Submarine program. The announcement flagged the spending of $214 million on detailed analysis to better inform the Government on the design of the new boats. Premium

Submarines: Submarines for Australia’s Defence – Past, Present and Future | ADM November 2012

Many of the current missions of Australia’s submarine fleet are classified. But by looking at the successes of past fleets in Australia, their future importance cannot be underestimated. Premium

Sustainment: Collins: A boat designed to sink and float | ADM September 2012

When the Collins submarines work, they are a world-class capability. The issue has always been getting the reliability issue sorted on a platform that was not built with sustainment in mind. The new In Service Support Contract (ISSC) is aiming to change that. Premium

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Defence industry career beckons for award winner

Challenger Institute’s 2013 VET in Schools Student of the Year Award winner Luke Norman.
Golden Bay student Luke Norman has been awarded the Challenger Institutes of Technology Vocational Education and Training in schools Student of the Year Award.