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The project will have the capacity to lift vessels more than 90 meters in length, including the ADF’s future offshore patrol vessel fleet.

The contract provides a new personal reconnaissance capability to Australian Army soldiers.

The inaugural Force Design conference took place in Canberra recently.

Minister Pyne spoke to over 35 Defence personnel selected for representational roles in Australian diplomatic missions overseas to highlight their vital role in promoting the export of our Defence materiel.

The submarine variant could be considered for projects such as the upgrade of the current Collins class and inclusion within the Australian future submarine.

While some of the campaigns have taken place in Australia, the majority of the campaigns have been observed within the US and South Korea during the past few months.

The AMCAP scope of work includes replacement under Project Sea 1448-4B of the Raytheon SPS-49 long range air search radar with a more capable unit developed from the CEAFAR active phased array radar.

The first project addresses obsolescence in the control system, known as the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System to allow safe operation of the submarines, while the second provides improved submarine communications capability.

The contract marks the beginning of a long term relationship that will create 40 new full time jobs and sustain 10 at Cablex’s facility at Bentleigh East in Victoria over the life of the project.

A statement released by Naval Group indicated the organisations will engage in open discussions to identify opportunities relating to the planning, development and delivery of the Future Submarine Program while developing, extending and protecting the Australian workforce.

The Government has now mandated that where the high-end warfighting capabilities of the Aegis system are not required, a Saab Australia developed combat management system will be used on all of Australia’s future ship projects.

The sustainment work is in addition to that already undertaken by the company for the Australian Border Force.

Navantia Australia announced on September 29 that Warren King will be appointed as the chair of Navantia Australia Board during the next company board meeting, to be held next week in Australia.

MBDA announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Victorian based company, Cablex, on September 28.

The Reference Group will now develop a charter for the space agency for inclusion in the wider strategy being brought forward by the end of March 2018.