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Sikorsky Australia has been selected by the US Navy to provide additional support to the RAN’s fleet of MH-60R Romeo multi-mission helicopters.

Two Guardian Class Patrol Boats were recently launched simultaneously on the AMC CUF Floating Dock, a first of its kind at the AMC Common User Facility (CUF).

Australian company Total Marine Technology (TMT) and French company ECA Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the RAN’s Sea 1905 Phase 1.

HMAS Larrakia will arrive in the Solomon Islands this week to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) COVID-19 response as the country receives its second Guardian class patrol boat.

Navy has issued an invitation to defence industry to join the next Maritime Environment Working Group (MEWG) workshop to unpack the question of “What do we need to build a sovereign Navy guided weapons capability?”

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global will launch the second round of Global-X, a nine-month international science challenge worth up to $500,000, to encourage ground-breaking research from all around the world.

Northrop Grumman’s Firebird optionally-manned surveillance aircraft has recently concluded a demonstration tour of the US, which included a maritime surveillance mission off the Florida coast.

Defence has two massive shipbuilding programs on its books; the Attack class submarine at $90 billion plus and the Hunter class frigate program at $45 billion for nine ships. The submarine side of the equation has been examined at length but Hunter less so.

A new naval shipbuilding ‘taster course’ endorsed by Australia’s defence industry is set to be rolled out to its first cohort of students across Australia.

The Royal Australian Navy’s operational support capability has received a boost with the introduction of HMAS Supply into service.

The government has launched a new training initiative aimed at securing a steady stream of skilled and qualified workers to support Australia’s naval shipbuilding program.

EM Solutions has completed the shipment of its final Cobra terminal for the RAN's Anzac Class Frigates.

National Aboriginal Construction Partners (NACP) Projects has been awarded the head contract to build a $23.9 million assembly and maintenance facility in NSW for the Nulka Missile Assembly.

If you haven’t already noticed, Australia’s project to build 12 Attack-class submarines is stuffed, cactus, rooted, verging on collapse.

A new Regional Support Craft destined for Army’s 51st Far North Queensland Regiment is undergoing sea trials in Yamba on NSW north coast.

Some 16 to 21 years after commissioning, the RAN’s eight Anzac-class frigates are to be equipped with towed array sonar systems.