Sea

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

The RAN decommissioned Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Pirie last Friday after 15 years of service.

The project aims to demonstrate coordinated autonomous sensing of naval assets in dynamic maritime environments.

Trusted Autonomous Systems and the Queensland AI Hub, with the support of the Queensland Government, are funding delivery of a world-first pilot course.

Two North Queensland businesses will build seven new watercraft for the Australian Army’s amphibious capability.

Naval Group and the Commonwealth of Australia have today confirmed that at least 60 per cent of the contract value for the 12 new Attack Class submarines will be spent in Australia.

Electronic warfare company DEWC is launching specialised training for workers involved in Australia’s $90 billion submarine and shipbuilding project.

Two RAN ships, HMA Ships Anzac and Sirius, are conducting a two-month deployment throughout the Northeast Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia.

The government has announced a five-year $150 million contract with BAE Systems Australia for in-service support and round production of the next generation of Nulka decoys and launcher systems.

The recent completion of HMAS Canberra's maintenance is the first time an operation on such a scale had been performed in Australia.

The government has awarded TAFE Queensland a $36 million contract to train the crews of the Guardian-class Patrol Boats, removing the contract from the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania after three decades.

Secretary of Defence Mr Greg Moriarty, together with a large contingent of Defence senior leaders, have launched the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Enterprise and opened the OPV System Program Office at the Henderson maritime precinct.

Ray Fry Investments Pty Ltd, trading as Norship, have announced the signing of a conditional agreement for a sale of its shares to the Varley Group. Subject to the finalisation of the transaction, Varley will own Norship.

Birdon America Inc. has been awarded a US$17.8 million contract with the United States Navy. Under this contract, Birdon will provide Scrap Metal and Waste Removal Operations on the Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.

Atlas Elektronik, a company of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, has been contracted by Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) for the design of a new acoustic bow array for the Attack class submarines.

The management and operation of refuelling services at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin were this month handed back to Navy personnel from contractors.