Upgraded Phalanx for LHDs in 2018

An example of the Phalanx Mk15 Block 1B that has arrived in Adelaide for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers. Credit: Defence

Government approval has been received to install up to three Phalanx 20mm Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) on both of the RAN’s 27,500 tonne Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs).

Taylor Bros Marine turns 80

Prefabricated accommodation fitout for Australian Navy ships assembled by Taylor Brothers Marine. Credit: BrandTasmania.com

Taylor Bros Marine located on the Derwent River foreshores is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Premium

Meggitt awarded ADF weapons simulators contract

Lance Corporal Shaun Hughes from 3 Combat Engineering Regiment, Townsville, attached to 2RAR test fires his weapon, a grenade launcher equipped F88 Steyr rifle. Credit: Defence

Meggitt Training Systems Australia has been awarded a $24 million contract from CASG to develop, manufacture and install 460 EF88 Steyr assault rifle simulators and 115 SL40 40mm simulated grenade launchers. Premium

USN awards billions for amphibious and replenishment ships

USS America at RIMPAC 2016. In a departure from the first two LHAs of the America-class (6 & 7), LHA-8 and beyond will incorporate a well deck, much the same as the now decommissioned Tarawa class (LHAs 1 through 5). Credit: US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius Kennon.

The US Navy awarded two contracts key to future amphibious operations and replenishment missions. Premium

MARSSA certification for BSE Maritime Solutions

RADM Adam Grunsell (L) and BSE Commercial Manager Peter Daley. Credit: CASG

BSE Maritime Solutions has achieved MARSSA certification as further recognition of their ability to provide quality ship repair and maintenance services to Defence. Premium

Cybersecurity: prepare, respond and recover

Appointments to two Defence Boards have been announced. Credit: FAEF Wiki CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

In April, the AICD announced its partnership with the CSIRO’s innovation group Data61 to commit to lift the digital and cyber literacy of boards and directors across Australia.

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