AWD Alliance marks acceptance of first destroyer

The AWD Alliance has celebrated provisional acceptance of the first of three Hobart class DDGs, NUSHIP Hobart, at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. In the coming months, the ship will transit from Adelaide to Sydney, where she will be commissioned into service by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). “The acceptance of this first-of-class ship is a further demonstration of the success … [Read more...]

Airbus bolsters MRH 90 support at Townsville

Airbus Group Australia Pacific has placed 35 additional maintenance personnel in Townsville to support the Army’s operation of the MRH 90 trooplift helicopter. “Availability is the challenge for MRH 90 and we at our expense have placed 35 additional people into Townsville at the start of this year to improve the availability,” Airbus Group Australia Pacific managing director … [Read more...]

Austal and ASC launch bid to build Future Frigates

Austal and ASC Shipbuilding have announced a teaming agreement to pursue the build of the Future Frigate. “The Austal/ASC Shipbuilding teaming arrangement offers a compelling, low-risk, Australian shipbuilding solution for each of the three shortlisted international designers: BAE, Fincantieri and Navantia,” said Austal CEO David Singleton. “This partnership will bring … [Read more...]

RAAF P-8A completes first overseas deployment

An RAAF P-8A Poseidon has completed the maritime surveillance aircraft's first overseas deployment in Australian service. P-8A A47-001 has returned from a deployment to Royal Malaysian Air Force Base (RMAF) Butterworth as part of Operation Gateway which saw the aircraft fly routine maritime surveillance observing merchant and naval shipping in the North Indian Ocean and … [Read more...]