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Fincantieri is proposing to leverage its experiences gained in North America, including work on the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, as part of its bid for the Sea 5000 future frigate program in Australia.

The past year has seen strong momentum maintained in the naval domain across surface and sub-surface capabilties and both in-service platforms and future assets.

The company has a long history partnering with Defence's Explosive Materiel Branch to provide specialist engineering, logistics and program management support.

At first glance, it looks like Defence did not like what it got back from the tender process in terms of teaming arrangements.

Saab Australia has its hands full with 9LV work and will need to double its workforce of software engineers.

Of particular note was the Commonwealth's decision to disregard the allegiances of bidders in making its final choice.

Government has announced a partnership between Austal, ASC, Civmec and Luerssen for the 12 Offshore Patrol Vessel build valued at $3.6 billion.

The shipbuilder is bidding for the Sea 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel contract and is partnered with German designer and shipbuilder Fassmer with its OPV80.

This first phase of sea trials will test the ship’s propulsion, manoeuvring, control and navigation systems and will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials next year to test Brisbane's combat and communications systems.

The program, supported by the AMGC, will identify and help to bridge the capability gaps of the first 16 SMEs, bringing each up to world-class levels of Industry 4.0 maturity.

The visit reflected the company’s desire to engage key stakeholders from Australia and to show them the company’s naval shipbuilding capabilities, including its deep technical and engineering experience.

CEA radar technology is mandated for Australia's future frigates and the BAE Systems Global Combat Ship design for the program is based on the Royal Navy's Type 26, currently under construction.

The success of Australia’s continuous naval shipbuilding program requires the engagement and development of a highly skilled and well-qualified workforce.

The order increases the total number of boats being built under Project Sea 3036 to 21.