Lendlease chosen to build Osborne South Shipyard

Lendlease has been selected as the managing contractor for the construction of the Osborne South Shipyard, with the project expected to create 600 jobs at its peak. “Following a competitive tender process, Lendlease, in partnership with Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd, will be responsible for undertaking this nationally significant work,” stated Minister for Defence … [Read more...]

Final EC135 training helicopter delivered to Australia

The final Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ training helicopter for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System project has arrived in Australia. This last aircraft delivery in late August marked the completion of the training fleet for the project that will provide ab initio training to Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army students at HMAS Albatross, Boeing stated on October … [Read more...]

Collins submarines to receive information management software from Leonardo

Leonardo has been awarded a contract by Defence to deliver information management software for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins class submarines. The contract, which is referred to as Submarine Communication Information Exchange Management (SCIEM), is part of the SEA 1439 Phase 5B.2 upgrade project, the company stated. Leonardo stated that it will be providing its Smart … [Read more...]

Saab set to expand combat management system workforce

The decision to award Saab Australia a contract to build the tactical interface for the Future Frigate and the combat management system for future non-combat vessels is expected to create approximately 150 new jobs. “The future is bright for South Australian defence industry, with Saab Australia one of the biggest beneficiaries of the government’s combat management system … [Read more...]

MBDA signs up Australian companies to support LAND 400 bid

MBDA has signed memorandums of understanding with five Australian companies as part of its strategy to transfer the manufacture of its MMP land combat missile system to Australia if it is selected for LAND 400. Airspeed, Codan, Hofmann Engineering, Pelican and Pennant Australasia are the latest additions to the MBDA Australia Partnering Network, which already includes Ferra … [Read more...]