The View from Canberra: The Greek Submarine Experience

The Hellenic Navy's Type 209 S-118 "Okeanos".

As Australia lurches unsteadily towards acquisition of new submarines, it's instructive and entertaining to consider another submarine deal on the other side of the world. Premium

From the Source: David Gould

By the time this edition of ADM hits you, our interviewee will have wound up with DMO. Regardless, ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to David Gould about his time heading up the office that has been under vast amounts of pressure. Premium

TKMS makes its case for Sea 1000

TKMS Type 214 outside the company's Kiel shipyard. Credit: TKMS

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) can provide a practical endorsement of its bid to supply Australia’s Future Submarine - a state-of-the-art shipyard with six submarines under construction, three more undergoing refit or maintenance, and ongoing research and development activity. Premium

RUSI Sub Summit highlights

With industry still unsure on how the competitive evaluation process will work in practical terms, the RUSI-hosted Sub Summit in Adelaide was a timely opportunity to bring together an interesting array of speakers on the process and options being put forward. Premium

Undersea Technology: The combat system that Collins didn’t get | ADM August 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. Premium

Combat Capability: Choosing the Sea 1000 submarine – where to from here? | ADM June 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. Premium

Defence Business: SAAB weighs up Future Submarine | ADM May 2014

[Photo:US Navy]

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. Premium

Defence Business: Defining the future submarine | ADM April 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. Premium

Sea Power: SMEs getting ready for the Future Submarine | ADM March 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. Premium

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

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Ground launched Sidewinder proves effective

The AIM-9X Block II missile, traditionally used in an air-to-air mission, scored a direct hit when test fired from a US Army ground-based launcher. Credit: US Army
The US Army and Raytheon Company have successfully test fired an AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missile from the Army's ground-based Multi-Mission Launcher.