Industry’s Shipbuilding Workforce Plan For Australia

October 8, 2019 – The five naval shipbuilding primes have signed a landmark Industry Strategic Workforce Plan with the Naval Shipbuilding College that will boost our sovereign capability to design, build and sustain Australia’s naval capabilities. The Naval Shipbuilding College, Naval Group Australia, BAE Systems Australia, ASC, Luerssen Australia, SAAB Australia and Lockheed Martin Australia have come together to develop…

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OPV construction commences

November 15, 2018 – In a momentous day for Australia’s national shipbuilding endeavor, construction has commenced on the Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels at Osborne in South Australia. The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the multi-billion dollar project will see 12 OPVs delivered. The OPVs will have an important role protecting our borders and will provide…

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HMAS Collins Surfaces

July 5, 2018 – The first of the Collins class submarines has returned to service after a boost to capability was implemented by one of Defense’s key industry partners. ASC – formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation – conducted planned maintenance onboard the Collins class in Osborne, South Australia as part of a full-cycle docking and enterprise restructure of submarine maintenance.…

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AWD Intellectual Property

The intellectual property for the Hobart Class family of warships has transferred to Navantia Australia, which ensures Australia now has sovereign control over our Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) capability. Minister Pyne welcomed the transfer, which coincided with the successful launch and formal naming of the third and final AWD, Sydney. “Sydney’s float off reflects a remarkable 60 per cent productivity…

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Australia Orders 12 OPVs Instead of Planned 20

The Turnbull Government announced November 24th Australia’s 12 (instead of 2014 announcement of 20) Offshore Patrol Vessels will be designed and built under prime contractor Lürssen. The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project, which is worth up to $4 billion, will be delivered by Australian workers, in Australian shipyards using Australian steel. The OPVs will have an important role protecting our…

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