HMAS Armidale Refitting in Cairns

June 16, 2020 – HMAS Armidale has undocked in Cairns after undergoing a major servicing and restoration project, which invested more than $5 million into the local economy. Local Cairns businesses played an essential role in delivering this key project for the Royal Australian Navy. Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price said this is the first of several major maintenance projects coming up over…

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Australian made steel for Australian frigates

June 5, 2020 – The Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program continues to deliver opportunities for Australian workers with the signing of a steel contract worth around $2.5 million. Australian company BlueScope Steel AIS has signed a contract with ASC Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia, to deliver more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate which will be used to…

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Future HMAS Arafura Hull Sections Come Together

May 6, 2020 – The Morrison Government’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program has reached another milestone with the two halves of the first Arafura Class OPV coming together to form a complete hull. Built by Luerssen Australia and its South Australian partner ASC, it marks the largest industrial manoeuvre at Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. Minister for Defence, Senator…

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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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2020 Australian Defence Sales Catalogue released

March 19, 2020 – Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP today released the fourth edition of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue, now titled Australian Defence Sales Catalogue. The 2020 Catalogue showcases leading-edge Australian products, technology and services, which are available for export from Australia’s world-class defence industry sector. Minister Price said 170 Australian businesses are featured in…

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Subcontracts Signed for Attack Class Main Storage Batteries

March 13, 2020 – Australian company PMB Defence Pty Ltd and Greek company Systems Sunlight S.A. have signed subcontracts with Naval Group Australia to design the main storage batteries for the Attack class submarines through a competitive process. The Government’s $50 billion Attack class program will see 12 regionally superior submarines designed and built in Australia for the Navy. Minister…

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Australia and Fiji strengthen Pacific Maritime Security

March 6, 2020 – In the latest milestone for the Pacific Maritime Security Program, Australia has handed over the newest Guardian-class Patrol Boat to Fiji at a ceremony today at Austal Shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. The Republic of Fiji Military Forces’ RFNS Savenaca was received by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji the Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama;…

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New Vessels, New Approach to Sustainment

February 28, 2020 – Tenders are being sought from Australian industry for an innovative sustainment model for the Royal Australian Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), the Arafura class. The Capability Life Cycle Manager will provide specialist asset management services to support and sustain the Arafura class. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the Request for…

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