Shipbuilding announcements – the state of play

Austal has secured the contract to build 21 steel hulled Pacific Patrol Boat Replacements under Sea 3036. Credit: Austal

With the Government’s flurry of Sea program announcements on Monday there are the inevitable winners and losers but time is of the essence. Premium

What next for the ARH?

The White Paper made it clear the ARH Tiger will definitely be replaced. Credit: Defence

The unambiguous language of the statement means that the Airbus Tiger ARH is destined for replacement rather than a significant upgrade. Premium

TKMS affirms its credentials for Sea 1000

The German Navy’s Type 212. TKMS sees no reason why the advanced technologies in use by the latest German Navy submarines can’t be transferred into an Australian design. Credit: TKMS

German Sea 1000 contender TKMS has reinforced its firm commitment to the program, citing its key strengths and the unprecedented level of support it has received from the German Government.

ASMD in the final phases

HMAS Parramatta nears completion on the hard stand at Henderson while HMAS Toowoomba nears the mid-point of her ASMD upgrade. Credit: BAE Systems Australia

BAE Systems Australia has undocked the sixth Anzac Class frigate of the eight vessel Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) program at its Henderson facility this week. Premium

Last bribery charges against Patria dismissed

Patria in partnership with BAE Systems Australia is putting forward the AMV35 design for Land 400 Phase 2. Credit: BAE Systems Australia

The Finnish court handling the case of arms manufacturer Patria’s export project to Croatia has stated that the charges dismissed by it in February this year have gained legal force and are final. Premium

Hobart completes main engine light-off

The AWD Alliance test crew gives the thumbs up after the successful light-off. Credit: AWD Alliance

This week the AWD Alliance reached another major milestone in the lead up to sea trials for NUSHIP Hobart with the commencement of ‘Main Engine Light-Off’. Premium

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