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Maritime and Undersea Warfare

4 Jul 2022

HMAS Supply trials Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS)

Defence has confirmed that the HMAS Supply has successfully undertaken a trial of the Phalanx close-in weapon system as part of a recent deployment. ...
4 Jul 2022
HMAS Ararat decommissioned in Top End
The patrol boat will no longer represent the Royal Australian Navy on official deployments after 16 years in service. ...
1 Jul 2022
Austal awarded contract for up to 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters for US Coast Guard
Austal has been awarded a contract valued up to US$3.3 billion for the design and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) for the US Co...
1 Jul 2022
Defence flags Guardian Class defects
Defence representatives are set to travel to the Pacific Islands to address newly identified faults in Austal-built patrol boats gifted by the Commonw...
30 Jun 2022
ADF joins large-scale international maritime exercise
A contingent of ADF personnel have linked up with counterparts from 26 nations as part of the world’s largest international maritime exercise. ...
29 Jun 2022
Marles concedes ‘extremely optimistic’ 2030 SSN delivery
The Defence Minister has acknowledged the Royal Australian Navy is unlikely to assume ownership of a nuclear-powered submarine before 2030 but has aga...
29 Jun 2022
Australia, Spain laud Hobart Class delivery amid expansion speculation
Shipbuilder Navantia’s work to deliver three Hobart Class destroyers to the Royal Australian Navy was among the key topics of discussion in a bilate...
20 Jun 2022
Austal secures $300m in shipbuilding work
The Perth-based shipbuilder has confirmed its receipt of three separate domestic and international defence contracts.  ...
17 Jun 2022
‘Watch this space’: AUKUS subs announcement nears
An announcement on Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine program is due “shortly”, according to the chief White House adviser for the Indo-Pacif...
15 Jun 2022
RAN vessels gear up for Indo-Pacific deployments
Five ships are set to depart for regional presence deployments across the Indo-Pacific. ...

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