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In October 2021, ADM revealed that the US State Department had announced Congressional approval for Australia to purchase a replacement Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft.

Blueprint Lab has been awarded $1.04 million to develop remote operation systems for underwater expeditions.

Defence has spent $93 million on the acquisition of a second-hand 5,204 tonne offshore supply vessel currently moored in the Canary Islands.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced the Department of Defence will order an additional two Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (ECCPB’s) for the Royal Australian Navy, for $124 million.

Serco has been awarded a three-year contract extension to continue providing simulator-based maritime warfare training and training support services at HMAS Watson, Sydney.

The partnership establishes Luerssen’s in-country design capability for the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Program, and other potential programs, and aims to provide a seamless transition to through-life design and engineering.

Austal USA has officially opened the company’s new steel shipbuilding facility in Mobile, Alabama, enabling the simultaneous production of both aluminium and steel hulled ships.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' MQ-9B SeaGuardian has been selected to support the Japan Coast Guard’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Project.

Defence has formally accepted its first evolved Cape class patrol boat.

BAE Systems Australia yesterday announced it will deliver a multi-mission digital high frequency (HF) receiver system into the US Government’s Maritime-centric Over the Horizon Radar (MASOR) project.

Babcock and the New Zealand Defence Force will conduct maintenance and upgrade works on two decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy Inshore Patrol Vessels before they are sold to the Republic of Ireland.

Sentient Vision Systems has been selected for a Foreign Comparative Technology (FCT) test by the US Department of Defense to provide ViDAR Maritime systems for integration and evaluation for the US Marine Corps.

The government says it will invest up to $4.3 billion to deliver WA’s first large-vessel dry berth.

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has received the first of two Guardian-class Patrol Boats, delivered through the Pacific Maritime Security Program, at a handover ceremony on 11 March in Henderson, Western Australia.

Under the contract, Navy has engaged Silentium Defence in a gated process to design, install and evaluate its MAVERICK passive radar across a range of maritime applications.

Fleet Base West will remain home to current and future (nuclear) submarines but the government has decided to establish a new Future Submarine Base on the east coast.