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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.

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.

The first of the three 7,000-tonne Hobart class guided missile destroyers (DDGs) destined for the RAN was formally commissioned on 23 September and is expected to be available for operations late in 2018 – about the time the second of the class will be delivered to Navy prior to commissioning.

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett says the aspect of navies as a national enterprise drawing heavily upon civil infrastructure and society is often neglected in discussions about defence in general and navies in particular.

HMAS Hobart (III) was ceremoniously inducted into service by the Royal Australian Navy on Saturday, 23 September 2017, heralding a new era in warship fighting capability for the service.

The latest version of BAE Systems' Naval Autonomy Tactical Information System (NAUTIS), was launched at DSEI last week.

Both Austal and ASC CEOs told the committee that meaningful engagement with the contenders had ended after the RfT’s release on 31 March.

The 12 scholarships, worth $10,000 each per year, will be offered from next year, subject to Luerssen winning the deal to build the Navy’s 12 new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) under Project Sea 1180.

Navy and Dialog are assessing a proposal to conduct a second phase of testing, which will involve more complex maintenance activities on the AS350BA using the wearable HUD.

Australia has been approved by the US State Department for a $360 million upgrade program for the 24 recently delivered MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopters nearing full operational capability with the RAN.

The terminal phase capability in the SM-6 is a secondary function of the weapon that is designed primarily for traditional air and cruise missile threats.

Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017 has departed Sydney to participate in a series of key military exercises throughout the Indo-Pacific region.