Nimitz CSG Concludes Malabar 2020 Phase II

November 20, 2020 – Maritime forces from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States on Nov. 20 completed Phase II of the multi-lateral naval exercise Malabar 2020. The exercise improved integration between Australian, Indian, Japanese, and U.S. maritime forces and provide an opportunity to conduct engagements highlighting cooperation between allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific. “The exercises conducted during MALABAR…

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Northrop Grumman Begins Building First Australian MQ-4C Triton

October 27, 2020 – Northrop Grumman has initiated the build process for Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton, a game-changing unmanned maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. In a ceremony broadcast to a virtual audience, speakers from the Australian Government, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), U.S. Congress, U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman emphasized the significance of this event. “The MQ-4C Triton…

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Navantia Upgrades Australian Landing Craft

October 21, 2020 – The Australian ALHD Landing Craft Upgrade Program has been the winner of the 2020 Essington Lewis Awards – Minor Sustainment Activity. Navantia Australia, UGL, Defense Science and Technology and the Royal Australian Navy Technical Office, led by the Amphibious Combat and Maritime Transport System Program Office (ACSSPO) and the CoA and Company Capabilities Support Coordinator KBR…

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Joint Statement – Five Eyes nations defence ministers

October 16, 2020 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday evening took part in a videoconference of defense ministers from the Five Eyes nations, chaired by Canada’s Minister of National Defence. Mr Wallace joined defense ministers from Australia, Canada, and the United States. New Zealand were represented by a senior official, due to the ongoing New Zealand general election. Ministers highlighted…

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Bond with Singapore reaffirmed at 25th iteration of exercise

September 29, 2020 – The Australian and Singapore navies have reunited at sea for the 25th iteration of Exercise SINGAROO. The biennial maritime exercise tests warfare skills, enhances interoperability and reinforces the strong friendship of the two nations. HMA Ships Hobart and Sirius are taking part in the three-day exercise in the waters off Singapore as part of the Regional…

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Navantia Australia Completes LHD Design Upgrade

July 22, 2020 – Earlier this month the baseline design drawings for Phase 2 (Forward Projector) of the Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator (ASGSI) project on the Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), were delivered by a team of Navantia Australia engineers, bringing the project to a close after 10+ long months and over 3,500 hours of engineering labour. A…

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Growing our shipbuilding enterprise and creating more opportunities for Australian industry

July 1, 2020 – The Morrison Government is investing an unprecedented $75 billion in Australia’s maritime capabilities over the next decade, including more than $50 billion in the regeneration and expansion of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) maritime platforms through the naval shipbuilding enterprise. This significant investment builds on the Government’s 2017 Naval Shipbuilding Plan, and will enhance Australia’s warfighting…

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Australia commits to next generation Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft

June 18, 2020 – Australia’s maritime approaches will be further strengthened with the purchase of an additional Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, bringing Australia’s Triton fleet to three. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the Triton acquisition is an important part of protecting Australia’s borders and making the region more secure. “Once in…

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Australia and Fiji strengthen Pacific Maritime Security

March 6, 2020 – In the latest milestone for the Pacific Maritime Security Program, Australia has handed over the newest Guardian-class Patrol Boat to Fiji at a ceremony today at Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. The Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ RFNS Savenaca was received by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji the Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama;…

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