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Negotiations between the Commonwealth and Naval Group on an overarching strategic partnering agreement for the Future Submarine program are progressing more slowly than originally anticipated.

Schiebel has demonstrated the heavy fuel variant of the Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) as an interim capability for Navy.

Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules has conducted First of Class Flight Trials for the CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

Dassault Systèmes has created a regional training centre, known as the Virtual Shipyard, in partnership with the South Australian government to ensure that SA’s supply chain is on par with the rest of the world.

Air Affairs Australia is teaming with Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters to offer a Maritime Tactical Unmanned Air System for the RAN’s future Offshore Patrol Vessel fleet.

Viva Energy successfully refuelled the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship, HMAS Parramatta, at the Gore Bay Terminal in Sydney Harbour last week.

Naval Group has formally signed a contract with a local engineering company, KBR, to assist with the concept design of the proposed Future Submarine construction yard at the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding precinct in SA.

This is a point which ADM is not disputing, far from it.

The prime will be providing a training program through which trainees will be taught to use the FORAN digital design software.

Current CO2 scrubbers though take up a large amount of the limited space, weight and power available in submarines.

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the latest ship in the European FREMM frigate program from its facility in Riva Trigoso, south of Genoa, on February 4.

Considering the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability is the primary strategic purpose for the Sea 5000 Future Frigate acquisition, the pros and cons of the various tenders in this regard have received far less attention than other concerns.

In December 2017 the company committed to the BAE Systems Power and Propulsion Team.

The transfer ensures the design of the Hobart Class and its future developments will all be managed from Australia.

Fincantieri is offering a version of the FREMM for Defence’s Future Frigate program, to be delivered under Project Sea 5000 and known within the company as the FREMM-A (Australia).