BMT Updated ELLIDA™ Multi-Role Logistics Ship for SEA2200

BMT, a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and ship design consultancy, will offer an updated concept design from its ELLIDA™ multi-role logistics ship design family for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Joint Support Ship project, SEA2200. The ELLIDA™ family of concept designs, launched in 2019, builds on the experience of other BMT designed vessels in-service in the auxiliary market. The modifications…

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RAN to Receive an Additional 12 New MH-60R ASW Helicopters

An additional 12 new MH-60R Romeo maritime helicopters and 29 new AH-64E Apache Armed Reconnaissance helicopters will join Australia’s Navy and Army to help keep Australians safe while creating around 300 jobs. The Government will expand our maritime helicopter fleet with an additional 12 MH-60R Romeo maritime helicopters to be acquired and based at HMAS Albatross, along with a 13th…

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The Rise of Australia’s Prize Defense Export

Some of the world’s largest warships are protected from missile attack by Nulka, an Australian-designed rocket that pretends to be a ship. Its developers struggled for decades bring their ideas to fruition, until the sinking of the British guided missile destroyer HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War helped change military thinking. On May 4, 1982, the guided-missile destroyer HMS Sheffield,…

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RAN Conducts Weapons Handling Exercise with USS Springfield

Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) completed a weapons handling exercise involving the transfer of an inert training shape from Royal Australian Navy assets ashore to the submarine, while moored at HMAS Stirling navy base, April 28, 2022. The exercise included the handling of a Harpoon inert training shape and demonstrated the increased submarine logistics capabilities present in…

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$3.5 Billion to Accelerate Missile Strike Capabilities for the ADF

The Morrison Government has approved the accelerated acquisition of improved weapon capabilities for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at a total cost of $3.5 billion. Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP today announced that Defence will accelerate the acquisition of: The Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER) for the Royal Australian Air Force; The Naval Strike Missile…

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3rd Fleet Hosts RIMPAC Final Planning Conference

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the final planning conference (FPC) for Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2022 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 21-24. Approximately 1,000 personnel from 27 nations scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 attended the FPC to conduct a review of the overall exercise plan and prepare to execute the world’s premier maritime exercise. Strong international…

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Rohde & Schwarz Comms on Enhanced Cape Class Vessels

Delivery of first Enhanced Cape Class Patrol Boat (ECCPB) to the Royal Australian Navy by Austal marks important achievement for communication systems integrator Rohde & Schwarz Australia . With the formal handover today of the vessel ADV Cape Otway to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Managing Director Rohde & Schwarz Australia Gareth Evans congratulated both Austal and the Rohde &…

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Farewell Acknowledges Work of Pacific Family

A farewell ceremony at Tonga’s Vuna Wharf was held on March 16 to thank personnel from the Australian Defence Force (ADF), French Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC), and Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) who have been operating together from HMAS Canberra. HMAS Canberra departed the Kingdom of Tonga for Australia on March 18, marking the completion of her…

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