2 Jan 2019

RAN seizes illegal drug shipments in Middle East

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 900 kilograms of heroin worth about $279 million during two boarding operations bet...
31 Dec 2018
Top 5 for 2018: Defence Connect’s best SEA 1000 stories
Australia’s $50 billion Attack Class submarines have enjoyed a year of major program milestones. In this Top 5, we will cover the most popular SEA ...
31 Dec 2018
Elbit demonstrates USV, towed sonar mine hunting system combination
Elbit Systems has successfully completed a series of sea tests for the Seagull multi-mission, unmanned surface vessel (USV) and the Kraken Robotics KA...
28 Dec 2018
Top 5 for 2018: Defence Connect’s best SEA 5000 stories
The $35 billion SEA 5000 program has picked up pace this year, with announcements of the successful tender and ground breaking of the digital shipyard...
27 Dec 2018
PODCAST: The top topics and commentary impacting the defence sector across 2018
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Defence Connect journalist Steve Kuper to discuss the stories that made...
27 Dec 2018
Austal secures additional US Navy LCS support contracts
The US Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA with an additional ongoing maintenance and sustainment support contract for the US Navy’s Indepe...
24 Dec 2018
Proposals sought for enhancing underwater vehicle stealth
The Next Generation Technologies Fund is inviting universities and industry to submit applications for new acoustic materials to improve the stealth c...
19 Dec 2018
Northrop Grumman demonstrates mine hunting capability to RAN
Northrop Grumman Corporation has used the Royal Australian Navy’s Autonomous Warrior 2018 exercise to showcase the AQS-24B mine hunting system in Je...
18 Dec 2018
Saab launches laser rangefinder for Arafura OPVs
Saab has introduced a new rangefinder named Vidar, combining compact size and performance for integration with the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura C...
17 Dec 2018
Industry helps to keep us ‘battle ready and deployed’: RADM Mead
The relationship between industry and Navy serves a critical role in supporting the introduction of future capabilities, while keeping the existing f...
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