Navantia Australia designated class manager for Hobart class DDGs

Spain’s Navantia S.A. has designated Navantia Australia as the Class Manager for the new Hobart class destroyers. Navantia says the announcement represents a significant milestone in the development of the sovereign capability of Navantia Australia and strengthens Australia’s naval shipbuilding credentials. “This decision is the largest, most valuable transfer of … [Read more...]

Thomas Global forges alliance with Safran Defence

Sydney-based Thomas Global Systems has announced it has established an alliance with Safran Defence to support defence and related technologies in Australia. The announcement will see Thomas Global create a specialist advanced manufacturing facility in Australia, which will provide production and long-term support for a range of Safran technologies, including Safran’s PASEO … [Read more...]

Rowlands signs MoU with Raytheon Anschuetz

Adelaide-based Rowlands Metalworks has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Raytheon Anschuetz for the supply of navigational bridge consoles for the nine ship SEA 5000 future frigate build for the RAN. Rowlands says the deal marks a major milestone for the local SA company and an exciting window to potentially further develop international partnerships and … [Read more...]

CEA and DST Group sign collaboration agreement

Canberra-based radar company CEA Technologies has signed a formal agreement with the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group to collaborate on the development of next generation radar. CEA already produces world leading solid state phased array radars which are in service on the Navy’s Anzac class frigates and which are mandated for use on the nine Future Frigates under … [Read more...]

Rheinmetall signs steel deal with BlueScope

Rheinmetall Defence Australia and BlueScope have signed a deal for BlueScope to provide flat steel production feedstock for the production of the Boxer CRV should that vehicle be selected for the Project LAND 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle requirement. The deal builds on one already in place where BlueScope’s Port Kembla steelworks is already working alongside … [Read more...]