Seven nations conduct amphibious training in Exercise Talisman Sabre

The key focus of Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21) is moving from land to sea, as forces from Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom prepare for an action-packed amphibious phase. Activities will be concentrated around the Bowen and Ingham area between 23 and 31 July and will feature air operations, beach-landings, armored…

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Navantia Australia Delivers Sovereign Sustainment Capability to Navy

June 24, 2021 – Navantia Australia’s Through Life Support Facility is a multipurpose open architecture system that enables the testing and development of IPMS hardware and software to be conducted on-shore. It replicates the IPMS hardware and software installed on-board the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks and Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships and is a key enabler for the…

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Canadian and Australian CTF-150 members contribute to Seychelles capacity-building initiative

June 15, 2021 – Canadian and Australian staff from the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) deployed to the Republic of Seychelles from May 1-14, 2021 to provide training assistance to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Their goal was to help build the capacity of regional partners in maritime security operations. The training involved participants from…

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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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Celebrating 10 years of Mateship

June 10, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the United States (US) Navy are this week acknowledging the 10-year anniversary of mateship on the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Multi-Mission Helicopter Program. In 2011, the RAN signed a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the US Navy to acquire a fleet of 24 MH-60R helicopters and through life sustainment support. Director…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains With Royal Australian Navy in South China Sea

May 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – From 23 to 24 May, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the La Fayette (FLF) Surcouf type frigate , carried out a joint navigation with the frigate Parramatta of the Royal Australian Navy in the South China Sea. The Tonnerre and Surcouf crews carried out…

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JSDF Completed Exercise ARC21 with US, France & Australia

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 11-17, units of the Japan Ground, Maritime, Air Self-Defense Forces conducted the multi-lateral training event, “ARC 21” in the East China Sea west of Kyushu. In this training, we conducted high-level tactical training such as landing and anti-submarine warfare to improve interoperability between Japan, the U.S., Australia and France. Commander of the…

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Australia Promises Contracts for Small Business in Frigate Program

May 19, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s pledge to ensure the benefits of its investment in Defence capability flow to Aussie businesses is gaining momentum, with three local companies awarded contracts totaling more than $800,000 to support the Hunter class frigate program. BAE Systems Australia has brought forward prototyping contract agreements with South Australian-based companies Century Engineering and Novafast International,…

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Australia Hammers Out Agreement with Naval Group

March 23, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program has reached a major milestone with the conclusion of negotiations between Defence and Naval Group for the amendments to the Strategic Partnering Agreement. This will see Naval Group’s commitment to spend at least 60 per cent of the contract value in Australia over the life of the Program reflected formally…

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Morrison Govt Equipping RAN with Cutting Edge Intelligence Capability

March 23, 2021 – The Morrison Government is boosting the Royal Australian Navy’s intelligence capability through Defense’s Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System Continuous Development Program. The Program has reached a new milestone following the selection of five respondents to progress to the next phase of the procurement process. The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced that…

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