Data-driven Asset Optimization for Destroyer Enterprise

June 10, 2021 – BAE Systems Australia will introduce technologies to enable strategic data-driven decision making in real time across the Hobart Class Destroyer Enterprise. The Destroyer Enterprise supports the three Hobart Class destroyers HMAS Brisbane, HMAS Sydney and HMAS Hobart at their base at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, NSW, and is responsible for sustaining the three warships and…

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Austin Signs Internal Directive to Unify Department’s China Efforts

June 9, 2021 – Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued an internal directive today to laser-focus Department of Defense efforts to address China as the nation’s number one pacing challenge. Austin accepted recommendations from the China Task Force he established in February. The document is classified. “The initiatives I am putting forward today are nested inside the larger…

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BAE Systems to Improve US Navy Mk 41 VLS

May 18, 2021 – BAE Systems, Inc. has won a U.S. Navy competition to serve as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS). The contract calls for BAE Systems to provide design, development, test, product improvement, and sustaining support for current and legacy VLS systems. BAE Systems will also continue to design…

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New Nulka Contract Targets Future Development

March 16, 2021 – BAE Systems Australia has signed an AU$150 million contract for the continued development, procurement and sustainment of the Nulka system, which will strengthen Australia’s sovereign technical expertise and the skills base that supports it. A world leading sovereign defense capability, Nulka uses a rocket-propelled active missile decoy system to lure incoming missiles away from ships, to…

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Japan Applauds Australian Efforts Toward North Korea

February 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – Australia’s vigilance and surveillance activities against illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-registered vessels In response to illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution, Australia will hold the U.S. Forces Japan in Japan from early March to late March under the UN…

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Maritime RobotX 2022 in Sydney November 2022

February 5, 2021 – Australia’s strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research will be on full display on the world stage next year when Defence hosts RobotX, an international autonomous maritime robotic vehicles competition. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said Maritime RobotX will take place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith in November 2022. Minister Price…

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Carderock’s Unique Capabilities Help Assess Damage to Sunken Lexington

February 2, 2021 – USS Lexington (CV-2), often called “Lady Lex,” was commissioned at Quincy, Massachusetts, in December 1927, and was the second aircraft carrier to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Primarily operating in the Pacific, Lady Lex took part in fleet maneuvers in the Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands and off the Panama Canal. In 1942, she participated…

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Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

TS21 is the largest bilateral combined training activity between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and United States (US) military. It is designed to test our respective forces in planning and conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations and improve the combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces. Occurring every two years, Talisman Sabre reflects the closeness of our…

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Submarine escape, rescue and abandonment system contract termination

January 21, 2021 – In April 2018, following an open tender process, Phoenix International Australia was selected to deliver a deployable submarine rescue system for use with both the Collins and Attack class submarine fleets. Following a series of delays in 2019 and 2020, the Department of Defence initiated an independent review of the project in August 2020. The Government…

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