Boost to Submarine Force

Navy’s submarine warfighting force has been expanded with the recent graduation of seven students from the Submarine Advanced Warfare Course The submarine warfare officers (SMWOs) graduated as watch leaders after successfully completing an intensive 11-day sea assessment phase conducted in HMAS Rankin during Exercise Zeehond 2021. The exercise commenced with an anti-submarine warfare activity, called a CASEX, with HMAS Anzac,…

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Australia to Pursue Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership – AUKUS. The security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region have grown significantly. Military modernisation is occurring at an unprecedented rate and capabilities are rapidly advancing and their reach expanding. The technological edge enjoyed by Australia and our partners is narrowing. AUKUS…

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Collins Class submarines to receive sonar upgrades

December 29, 2020 – Navy’s Collins Class submarines will undergo significant upgrades to its sonar systems here in Australia through a multi-million dollar contract with Thales Australia. The two contracts, worth around $23.7 million, are for the design and implementation of the Mine and Obstacle Avoidance System and the High Frequency Intercept Array for the submarine fleet. The upgrades will…

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