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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ISSARTEL – HIFRASER kicks off its Australian Sovereign Supply Chain Qualification Program

ISSARTEL – HIFRASER aims to build its Australian Sovereign Supply Chain for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical Systems & Services in the framework of the Attack Class Submarine Program. To reach this ambitious goal, the company is launching its Sovereign Supply Chain Qualification Program, targeting highly qualified Australian companies for high precision machining, boiler making, welding, surface and heat treatment services.…

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PSNS & IMF Partners with DLA Disposition Services to streamline submarine component disposal

March 9, 2020 – Stewardship and responsible handling of Department of Defense assets is a long-standing priority for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Disposition and recycling of materials has evolved significantly in the shipyard’s 129-year history. Most recently, through collaborative efforts between PSNS & IMF and Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services, submarine recycling and shipyard disposal efforts…

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U.S. Navy Kicks Off ICEX 2020

March 5, 2020 – Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) officially commenced Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2020 in the Arctic Ocean with the construction of a temporary ice camp, Camp Seadragon, and the arrival of two U.S. Navy fast-attack submarines March 4. ICEX 2020 is a three week biennial exercise that offers the Navy the opportunity to assess its operational readiness in the…

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Consulting firms working on the new Attack-class submarines

February 20, 2020 – More than 130 companies have been selected to work on Australia’s Attack Class Submarine Programme, including over 25 leading consulting firms. The programme is a joint venture between Australia’s Department of Defence and French Defence Contractor Naval Group. Australia is looking to replace its existing fleet of Collins-class vessels with a new fleet of 12 Attack-Class…

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