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Maritime Technical College to yield shipbuilding skills

A dockyard welder working on the hull of an AWD being built at the ASC yard in Osborne SA. Credit: Defence

Based in Adelaide, the Maritime College will deliver world-class training in key areas such as steel fabrication and naval engineering.

Boeing trains up HATS instructors

The first conversation course participants: Greg Symmans, Warrant Officer Phil Laycock, Jeff Weber, Major Bill Oddy, Chris Thomas, Nick Brown, John Costin, Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson, Warrant Officer Craig Daniel, Lieutenant Joshua Slaytor, Captain Adrian Ludman, Captain Anthony Erwin, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Choat.

Key elements of the modernised training solution being trained include includes advanced over land flying, formation flying, use of night vision aids, and deck landings on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV).

Civmec/Forgacs teams with ASC on OPVs

The existing Civmec site at Henderson, with the BAE Systems and Austal facilities situated in the background. Credit: Civmec

ASC Shipbuilding and Forgacs have been jointly chosen by two of the three shortlisted designers to work with them on the tender for the Commonwealth Government’s OPV program.

DCNS CEO quits

An artist's impression of the Shortfin Barracuda, a conventional design based on the larger nuclear powered Barracuda submarine, soon to enter service with the French Navy. Credit: DCNS Australia

Sean Costello resigned on Friday barely a year after DCNS was announced as the successful contender for the $50 billion Future Submarine program.

Diamond Shield to test the best

The US Air Force 354th Operations Group F-16 Fighting Falcon flagship sits on the tarmac at RAAF Base Williamtown. Credit: USAF Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty

Diamond Shield is set to run until March 31 and will incorporate RAAF C-17A III Globemaster’s, C-130J Hercules’, AP-3C Orion, and Eielson’s signature Aggressor F-16 Fighting Falcon’s.

WGS sat launch brings improved SATCOM for Australia

A Delta IV rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 with the Air Force's ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite. Credit: ULA

The WGS-9 satellite was funded through an agreement between the US and Canada, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and NZ, and will also serve Australia which funded WGS-6.

ACT moves to benefit from Defence spend

Russell Offices, Canberra. The ACT is the home of the Defence Department and wants to ensure the region benefits from its increased expenditure.

The formation of the Board and the Directory will ensure that the Canberra region benefits from the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to increased defence expenditure.

Defence takes on risk with NextGen tech funding

Quantum computing will be one of the research areas funded under the initiative.
Credit: Defence

The fund is designed to provide the creative solutions Defence needs while simultaneously benefiting industry.

Aegis test success for first AWD

Two of the Aegis phased arrays fitted to the Air Warfare Destroyer NUSHIP Hobart are clearly visible in this shot taken during her recent sea acceptance trials. Credit: AWD Alliance

The primary focus of the trials was to test and verify the ship platform and its ability to support the combat system.

Sirius returns to the West

HMAS Sirius passes beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge following her fuel bunkering at Gore Cove. Credit: Defence (ABIS Bonny Gassner)

The 25,000 tonne double-hulled tanker entered the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Fleet Base East in November last year after it was found she had a defective stern tube bearing.

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