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It's been a manic few days at Pacific 2015 International Maritime Expo in Sydney with plenty of annoucements, agreements, presentations and awards and both industry and government all putting on a great show. Premium

Japan produces more detail in fresh approach to Future Submarine bid

Japan’s design will be based on a larger version of the Soryu class pictured. Credit: Meganeinu via Flickr

Japan has adopted a new approach in their bid to build the replacement for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins class submarine fleet under Project Sea 1000. Premium

US Admiral issues warning to China on South China Sea ambitions

Chinese sailors. Credit: Tiffini M. Jones MC 1st Class bit.ly/1LzspYq under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The commander of the US Pacific Fleet has delivered a thinly veiled warning to China against interfering with the freedom of navigation and over flight in the Asia-Pacific region. Premium

Siemens signs with DST Group and QUT to advance game-changing innovation

Dr Alex Zelinsky CEO DST Group signs the agreement with Siemens Australia CEO Jeff Connelly. Credit: Siemens Australia

Siemens Australia has signed a historic research agreement with DST Group and QUT to advance the use of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) technologies in Australia.

Australian innovators recognised at Pacific 2015

The Innovation Award winners. (L-R) VADM Chris Ritchie (retd), Chairman Maritime Australia Limited; Peter Andrews from H.I Fraser; Alex Chan MD AirBerth; Gregor Ferguson - Maritime Australia; Christina Hawkins Director Pivot Maritime Integration; Dr Mark Hodge CEO DMTC AIRCDRE John Oddie (retd) MD Aero Medical Integration Credit: Maritime Australia

Four Australian innovators have been presented with Maritime Industry Innovation Awards at Pacific 2015.

Northrop Grumman shows off unmanned MCM system AQS-24B

The 11m Unmanned Surface Vessel can deploy the AQ-24B synthetic aperture sonar vehicle at speeds of up to 18 knots. Credit: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman AQS-24B mine hunting system has completed trials that demonstrated its synthetic aperture sonar can process full resolution minefield data at speeds of up to 18 knots. Premium

DSME signs MoU with local partners for Sea 1654

The RFA's new MARS Tanker is based on the Aegir design being considered for Sea 1654 Credit: BMT Defense Services.

DSME sealed a partnership with BAE Systems Australia, BMT Defence Services, L-3 Communications and Saab with an MoU signing ceremony at Pacific 2015 in Sydney.

TKMSA announces ‘Endeavour’ as the name for Future Submarine Project

The reference design for TKMSA’s ‘Endeavour’ is the Type 216. Credit: TKMSA

TKMS Australia (TKMSA) has announced the name ‘Endeavour’ for its Sea 1000 Future Submarine Project. Premium

Babcock and AMC to deliver maritime training

Dean Cook AMCS CEO (at left) and Craig Lockhart, Babcock CEO ANZ. Credit: Babcock International Group

Babcock International Group has signed an agreement with Australian Maritime College Search (AMCS) to jointly deliver specialist short courses in maritime studies.