Maritime Technical College set to train thousands of workers for shipbuilding projects

The federal government has announced the establishment of a Maritime Technical College to identify and train or retrain Australian workers that will deliver future shipbuilding projects. With an initial investment of $25 million, the Maritime Technical College will be based in Adelaide, but will provide training across the country in key areas such as steel fabrication, … [Read more...]

Industry urged to stay the course on Future Submarine opportunities

Industry has been encouraged to remain engaged with the Future Submarine program, even though it may be a while yet before participating companies actually receive orders for equipment. “It is a long process,” said Commodore Michael Houghton, Director General Future Submarines at the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), speaking at an industry briefing in … [Read more...]

ASC and Civmec join forces for Offshore Patrol Vessels bid

Construction and engineering services provider Civmec, through its wholly owned subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with ASC to jointly bid for the Offshore Patrol Vessel program. Civmec stated that Forgacs and ASC Shipbuilding have been chosen by two of the three shortlisted designers - Damen and Lürssen - to work with them to … [Read more...]

Pyne tours Spanish frigate, praises Navantia for role in AWD program

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has visited Spanish Navy frigate Cristóbal Colón in South Australia to inspect the capabilities of the ship and receive an update on the progress of training being conducted with the Royal Australian Navy. “The Cristóbal Colón is a highly capable vessel, and demonstrates the kind of capability that Navantia are offering in the … [Read more...]

Defence Minister reviews HATS progress at Nowra

Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne has inspected progress in the development of the AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) at HMAS Albatross along with Ann Sudmalis, Member for Gilmore. The project, for which Boeing Defence Australia is the prime contractor, will provide a joint training system to prepare Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army … [Read more...]