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Sonartech ATLAS has signed a contract with Thales Australia to supply sonar subsystems into the major upgrade project for the Collins Class submarines.

HMAS Warramunga has returned home after spending almost nine months on a record-breaking deployment to the Middle East.

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible FMS to Australia of equipment associated with the integration of the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS Combat System for an estimated cost of $185 million.

Superior antisubmarine warfare (ASW) capabilities have emerged as the primary although not the only driver behind the selection of BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) to provide the RAN’s next generation of major surface combatants.

Schiebel demonstrated the Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) this month to the Belgian Navy, with an emphasis on search and rescue as well as maritime surveillance capabilities with an updated payload.

The Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin is set for a massive program of upgrades with Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne announcing a $495 million package for the venerable site.

The government has announced that BAE Systems Global Combat Ship design has taken out of the most hotly contested competitions in Defence under the $35 billion Sea 5000 program.

Researchers are digitally reconstructing the sunken HMAS AE1 using about 8,500 still images captured of the submarine during an archaeological surveying expedition in 2018 with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the submarine’s fate.

A new joint venture has been formed between Luerssen and Civmec called the Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group (AMSEG).

Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force.

Navantia has committed to building a $3 million Centre of Excellence in Adelaide if it is selected to build the Future Frigates.

ASPI has released a new report into the upcoming decision on Australia’s $35 billion Future Frigate program.

The third and final Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), Sydney, was launched in Adelaide on Saturday.

Naval Group Australia’s Board of Directors has appointed John Davis as the new CEO and Future Submarine program director, effective 1 July 2018.

Navantia has formalised a contract to provide platform system design and engineering assurance services for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers.