Australian Relationship with South Korea Reinforced

Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta and its ship’s company received a warm welcome to Busan, South Korea recently. The port visit occurred during a regional presence deployment aimed at demonstrating Australia’s commitment and engagement with the region. As Parramatta pulled into Busan Naval Base, a band contingent of the Republic of Korea Navy played. Australian sailors and officers enjoyed a number…

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India-Australia Indian Ocean Surveillance Activity

A Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft has deployed to India under a combined India-Australia maritime surveillance initiative. India and Australia will conduct activities in the Indian Ocean Region to build operational maritime domain awareness, practice anti-submarine warfare maneuvers and bolster military interoperability. This builds upon the successful deployment of an Indian P-8I aircraft to Darwin in April this…

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China Threatens Surveillance of Canada & Australia

With the participation of Australia and Canada, the US-led Five Eyes alliance has conducted a new trick to provoke China and test the resolve of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by carrying out aerial close-in reconnaissance near China, analysts said on Tuesday, with data showing dozens of such flights were conducted in the East China Sea and the South China…

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Cellula Robotics Partners on RAN SeaWolf XLUUV Project

Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) is pleased to announce we are six months into a contract with Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS), to develop the next generation of fuel cell powered, Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV). Funded by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and in collaboration with sovereign sub-contractors, project SeaWolf is set to debut the first 12m XLUUV hull in the…

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RAN Exercise Kakadu 2022 Will be Largest to Date

This year’s Exercise Kakadu is expected to be the largest international maritime engagement activity hosted by the Royal Australian Navy in its history. Exercise Kakadu has grown significantly since it began in 1993 with the involvement of four navies, 15 ships and submarines, and 2000 personnel. The depth and history of the exercise was explored during the Sea Power 2022…

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Chinese AGI Takes Up Station off Western Australia

Defence announces May 13th a People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Intelligence Collection Vessel operating off the north-west shelf of Australia. Defence can confirm the vessel is a PLA-N, Dongdiao Class intelligence ship named Haiwangxing. The Haiwangxing travelled down the west coast of Australia to the vicinity of Exmouth, before changing course to track east along the north-west coast. Defence is actively…

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Austal Joins Independent Littoral Maneuver Vessel Team

Austal Australia is teaming with local defense industry leaders BMT and Raytheon Australia to deliver the new Australian Independent Littoral Maneuver Vessel, or ILMV, for the Australian Army. Based on a proven design and carefully tailored for the Australian environment, the Australian ILMV is a world class, future ready capability and sovereign solution aligned with the Army’s new and complex…

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BAE Systems Australia Announces Subcontractor

Businesses around Australia will manufacture, assemble and supply thousands of valves for the first batch of three Hunter class frigates, building Australian industry capability that will support continuous naval shipbuilding for future defence projects. Working with the global independent valve company and the Commonwealth, we have secured a firm commitment from Score that a significant amount of value ($26m) and…

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