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Airspeed enters Australia’s Hunter frigate programme

Airspeed has been awarded a contract to produce and deliver supply Replenishment At Sea (RAS) Stump Masts for the first batch of three Hunter...
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Australia’s Strategic Defence Review Divergence

The military rise of the People's Republic of China has been rapid, even though warning signals have existed for years. Such strategic competition has...

Australia eyes new frigates under ambitious new shipbuilding plan

East Asian frigates have been identified by the Australian government to be considered as possible general-purpose designs to replace the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)’s...
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KBR wins RAN information technology upgrade contract

Government and technology solutions KBR announced on 27 February that it has been selected to provide sustainment services to equip the Royal Australian Navy...

Australia and Japan to jointly develop underwater RAS technology

Australia and Japan have signed an agreement to enhance strategic capabilities in Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) for undersea warfare, the Australia Department of...
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BAE Systems contracted for Hunter frigate naval guns

BAE Systems has been awarded a US$255 million contract to supply the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) next-generation Hunter-class frigates with the Mk 45 naval...

Australia selects future army landing craft design, orders more patrol boats

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has selected Birdon Group as preferred designer for the Project Land 8710 Phase 1 programme, which seeks to...
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Naval ship designs a talking point at Indo Pacific 2023

New surface warfare platform designs being proposed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)’s hotly debated modernisation programmes took centre stage at the recently concluded...

USN USVs converge on Australia for bilateral exercise

Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) operated by the US Navy (USN) have arrived in Sydney, Australia on 24 October for a scheduled port visit ahead...

Australia permanently grounds Taipan helos ahead of fleet withdrawal

The Australian Defence Force (ADF)’s troubled MRH-90 Taipan helicopter fleet has all but phased out of service, according to a 29 September announcement from...

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