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Defence is considering the acquisition of a sea mining capability that could initially be available from the mid-2020s.

The RAN and the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) have completed a coordinated maritime patrol to enhance security along the shared maritime border.

Tenders opened today for a Capability Life Cycle Manager, which will see industry support and sustain the destroyers through their lifespan.

Three crewmembers of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter are safe after ditching their helicopter in the Philippine Sea during a routine flight overnight.

Defence has provided some details surrounding its potential purchase of 12 additional Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, initially reported by ADM earlier in the week.

As Defence looks to undertake a major upgrade program of its Collins-class submarines to bridge the gap with RAN’s future nuclear-powered submarine capability, one company already has a wealth of experience in this work.

More than 28 tonnes of Australian steel has been rolled off the production line at the Osborne Naval Shipyard with the completion of structural manufacture of the first steel prototype unit for the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

The Whiskey Project successfully launched their new multi-mission reconnaissance watercraft (MMRC) to US government and military stakeholders at the AUSA (Army USA) trade event in Washington DC on 11 October.

Hobart-based boat builder, PFG, has signed a contract with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to design and construct two vessels for $1.4 million with an option to deliver a total of eight oil recovery vessels.

The RAN is acquiring an additional 12 Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk naval combat helicopters.

Austal USA has been awarded its first steel vessel construction contract by the US Navy.

Maintenance of the RAN's MU90 Light Weight Torpedos will continue in WA after the government awarded the $20 million contract to Thales Australia.

Navy’s new model for surface fleet sustainment is leveraging the work of 16th-century Italian physicist and engineer Galileo for inspiration, in a major rethink of the way upkeep and maintenance is undertaken.

The Whiskey Project has unveiled their latest Whiskey watercraft – the WHISKEY Multi Mission Reconnaissance Craft (WHISKEY MMRC) – to key US Government and Military defence stakeholders in Washington DC.

There’s much we don’t yet know about how we will acquire our new submarines.

Boeing has delivered the first of 78 contracted Block III F/A-18 Super Hornets to the US Navy.