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Welcome to another issue of our premium newsletter. Our Editor Katherine Ziesing has returned with a report from the French shipyards. Premium

French Navy chief firmly behind DCNS Sea 1000 bid

Admiral Bernard Rogel (L), chief of staff for the French navy meets with US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the French navy headquarters in Paris. Mabus and Rogel discussed the robust cooperation between the United States Navy and the French navy along with their shared vision and commitment to maritime security. Credit: US Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Speaking recently to Australian media, the Chief of Staff of the French Navy Admiral Bernard Rogel explained that the French Navy has never been busier around the globe. Premium

New maritime support facility for Darwin?

Caption NT Chief Minister opened the summit yesterday and dismissed speculation there were security concerns about leasing operation of the Pot of Darwin to a Chinese company. Credit: ADM David Jones

NT chief minister Adam Giles announced that his government is willing to spend $100 million on a common user facility ship lift

HMAS Waller still recovering after fire incident last year

CPOCIS Paul Stuart oversees HMAS Waller's evacuation aft procedures during the pre-workup training in February 2013, a year before the fire. Credit: Defence

Lengthy repairs to HMAS Waller following a fire on board in February 2014 have now been completed but the Collins class submarine will not be available for operations until sometime next year, Defence has confirmed. Premium

South China Sea reflections

The USS Lassen receives fuel from the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Amelia Earhart during an underway replenishment. Earlier this week Lassen crossed the “9 dash line” and came within 12 nautical miles of a Chinese artificial installation on Subi Reef. Credit: US Navy by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corey T. Jones

Back in April this year, Admiral Harry Harris, then Commander of the US Pacific Fleet (now Commander US Pacific Command) made global headlines when he warned of the perils around China’s so-called “great wall of sand”. Premium

Northrop to build US Long Range Strike Bomber

A screenshot from a Northrop Grumman commercial. The project is highly classified and no images of the design have been released. Credit: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has won the contract to develop and build a next-generation US long-range strike bomber (LRS-B) in the largest award by the Pentagon in over a decade. Premium

Naval Captain and engineer Mona Shindy named NSW Business Woman of the Year

Chief of Navy's Strategic Advisor on Islamic Cultural Affairs, Captain Mona Shindy, addresses teachers, students and participants of the Blacktown Girls High School ANZAC Day commemorations. Credit: Defence

Captain Mona Shindy, a weapons engineer, cultural advisor, and business leader in the Royal Australian Navy, has been named the 2015 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year. Premium

RAN loaning two Cape-class patrol boats

The Cape class patrol boat Cape Wessel. The Cape Nelson and the Cape Byron have been loaned to the RAN. Credit: Austal

The Australian Border Force (ABF) has temporarily transferred two Cape-class offshore patrol vessels to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to enable the navy to meet its border security operations commitments. Premium

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