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The Australian Submarine Corporation has notified the government of a reduction of its workforce as work on the Air Warfare Destroyers winds down.

Saab Australia has been chosen by Luerssen to provide the Situational Awareness System for the RAN’s 12 new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).

Australia will gift Timor-Leste two new patrol boats built by Austal following the finalisation of the shipbuilding arrangements.

The ADF’s ability to defeat enemy air threats has been boosted with the successful testing of the new Cooperative Engagement Capability.

Civmec Limited has been awarded a contract from Luerssen Australia to supply and process steel for all 12 Sea 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).

Birdon, a family-owned engineering and services business headquartered in Port Macquarie, has handed over the first of 374 Australian designed Bridge Erection Boats to the US Army under a $325 million contract.

Australian-owned major warship builder, ASC Shipbuilding, has commenced work assisting in the maintenance of the advanced Maritime Aviation Training Vessel, MV Sycamore.

JFD has delivered submarine rescue equipment worth $19.7 million to the RAN, which means that for the first time, the entire crew of an Australian submarine can be treated simultaneously.

Aussie steel makers Bisalloy and BlueScope have signed a contract with Naval Group to produce up to 250 tonnes of steel for the Future Submarines.

Fincantieri Australia announced today that two South Australian shipbuilders have each been awarded a contract to build cruise ship blocks as part of the Italian shipbuilder’s start-up of local operations.

Navantia Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding with Western Australia-based Hofmann Engineering for the future frigate program.

Recent developments in swarm technology raise the question of whether acquisitions of direct energy (DE) weapons systems are on Australia’s horizon, and how DE might factor into decisions on the Future Frigate.

KBR and US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries have been selected to run the new Naval Shipbuilding College.

Elbit Systems Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), the Seagull, participated in a joint anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise held recently in the Mediterranean.

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.