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A new contract and a fresh approach to the in-service support in the north of the RAN’s Armidale class patrol boat fleet appear to 
be paying dividends.

BAE Systems Australia has welcomed a third ANZAC class warship to its Henderson facility as part of the fleet upgrade to keep the ships in service until they are replaced by the Hunter class frigates.

Saab Australia has selected Safran to provide the electro optic sensor as part of the situational awareness system for the 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels under Sea 1180.

ASC has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with DST, renewing a relationship that has long collaborated across Australia’s submarine fleet.

The largest regional maritime exercise of its kind has begun in the Northern Territory.

ASPI’s Robert Macklin has released a ‘warts and all’ case study into the procurement of the RAN’s three Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs).

UUV Aquabotix has been accepted as a member of the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP), a consortium focused on advancing information warfare capabilities to enhance US Navy and US Marine Corps mission effectiveness.

Whilst numbers show there has been a boost in the confidence for Australian businesses to reach for opportunities in foreign defence markets, the news comes as ASC gets set to cut up to 93 jobs at shipyards in Adelaide.

Austal has announced that the Philippines Navy will acquire six Cape Class patrol vessels in the latest win for the OPV.

Defence has re-engaged ASC to continue to deliver the RAN's training services for the Collins class submarines.

After long and distinguished service in the RAN, decommissioned vessel ex-HMAS Darwin will receive a new lease on life as a dive wreck in the waters off Tasmania.

While concept design of the Future Submarine is reportedly progressing on schedule under Project Sea 1000, questions continue to be asked about the pumpjet propulsion system that is seen as a key feature of the Collins-class replacement.

RAN’s second Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Brisbane, has officially been handed over to Defence.

A requirement to replace worn underwater bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta without impacting the ship’s mast upgrade schedule has led to the team at the Warship Asset Management Alliance (WAMA) coming up with a unique and innovative solution.

An Air Force Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft has fired a Harpoon anti-ship missile for the first time this week.