Australian Minister for Defense Touts Shipbuilding Programs

January 25, 2021 – Australian industry is continuing to reap the benefits of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented investment in new infrastructure and shipbuilding activities which is creating thousands of Australian jobs. Through the Morrison Government’s up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, Henderson shipyard in Western Australia is becoming a sovereign capability powerhouse. Under project SEA 1905 Phase 1, Defence…

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Australia Orders Attack Class Submarine Flank Array

December 3, 2020 – The Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program continues to progress with the contract signing for the design of the primary underwater sensor of the submarine. The contract has been signed with Thales UK Ltd, through Lockheed Martin Australia, for the design of the outboard flank array and partnering arrangements with Australian industry. The outboard flank array forms…

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WWII submariners remembered in Albany ceremony

August 28, 2020 – Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy gathered in Albany, Western Australia today to remember submariners who lost their lives during World War II operations out of the port city. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Western Australia played a significant role in Allied submarine…

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Boosting Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity through new Naval Architecture program

August 18, 2020 – Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity will be boosted through a new Naval Architecture program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. The new program, which will commence in 2022, follows an agreement between Defence and the UNSW Canberra. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said naval shipbuilding is a key Defence priority…

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New UAS Program for Royal Australian Navy

August 4, 2020 – The Morrison Government is investing up to $1.3 billion in a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) development program to enhance situational awareness across Australia’s vast maritime environment. The Maritime UAS Continuous Development program will ensure Defence maintains leading-edge maritime surveillance capabilities. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Defence requires leading-edge maritime surveillance…

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Australian Firms Awarded Attack Class Subcontracts

May 13, 2020 – Two Australian companies have signed subcontracts for the design of key subsystems in the Morrison Government’s Attack class submarines program. Safran Electronics subcontracted Adelaide-based Acacia Systems and Western-Sydney based Thomas Global Systems for the design of the Optronics Search and Attack, Navigation Radar and Navigation Data Distribution systems. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds…

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Australian Government Support for Defence Industry

March 27, 2020 – The Morrison Government is providing certainty and funding to help Australian companies through the COVID-19 pandemic, with fast-tracked payments to defence industry a key feature of initial assistance to help mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. This will mean some suppliers will receive payment up to two weeks earlier than usual. Minister for Defence, Senator…

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