Rear Admiral Abdullah Al Raisi with members of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Government & Austal.

Austal to build HSSVs for Oman

Austal has commenced construction, on schedule, of two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels for the Royal Navy of Oman.

Defence to charge industry for Security Vetting Services

From January 1, 2015 the Department will commence charging industry providers and contractors for security vetting services.

Upgrade to ADF navigation warfare capability

Minister for Defence David Johnston has announced Government approval of a critical project to upgrade and enhance the protected Global Positioning System capability of the ADF.
L-R, Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert, Mr Tan Peng Yam, the Chief Executive of Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky at Parliament House, Canberra.

Australia and Singapore strengthen defence science cooperation

Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert has met with Tan Peng Yam, the Chief Executive of Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency, to discuss closer defence science and technology cooperation between Australia and Singapore.

Deal sealed on P-8As

The US Navy has executed the first of the P-8A contracts, with Australia handing over an initial $159 million towards production of the first four aircraft, effectively sealing the deal for the eventual acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Premium

New training centre for Maritime College

It is anticipated that high level research and development for future naval platforms such as the future submarines, future frigates and patrol boats will be among the beneficiaries of a new training centre for high level Navy engineers. Premium

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