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Future submarine industry day in Melbourne

The third Future Submarine industry day was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23 March 2017 at which senior Defence officials from the Future Submarine Program and representatives from DCNS and Lockheed Martin Australia briefed industry on opportunities for participation in the Program. The Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, said: “These types of high-level engagements with Defence industry again demonstrate the Government’s commitment to maximising Australian industry involvement in the Future Submarine Program. “Successful industry days have already been conducted in Adelaide and Sydney with more than 450 representatives attending in Adelaide and more than 270 representatives attending in Sydney. Participants have been from a range of companies, research and development organisations and educational institutions.” Mr Pyne said feedback has been positive with attendees at the Adelaide and Sydney industry days commenting on the benefit of the briefings which included information on the timeline and progress…

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Malaysian naval power suffers budget woes

Malaysia’s centrepiece plan for the restructure and recapitalization of its Navy has also been adversely affected by the country’s budget woes, leaving most of it underfunded or unfunded altogether.

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Ship values successful women

By Aiswarya Lakshmi International Women’s Day at sea onboard HMAS SUCCESS was business as usual with key positions held by female officers and sailors during replenishment activities.

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Iran, Pakistan hold joint naval drills in east of Hormuz Strait

Iran and Pakistan will hold joint naval exercises near southern Iranian waters, for which a Pakistani flotilla has already reached here, according to Iran’s Tasnim news agency (March 2016). The Pakistani flotilla comprising Navy ships Tippu Sultan and PNS Jurrat and a chopper on Wednesday left the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas for the east of the Hormuz Strait where the drills will be held, Tasnim quoted Commander of Iran’s First Naval Zone Admiral Hossein Azad as saying. He added that Iranian Navy’s Jamaran Destroyer besides a missile-launching frigate and a helicopter will join the Pakistani fleet. The commander noted that some 800 personnel of the Iranian and Pakistani navies will participate in the drills. The Pakistani flotilla berthed at Bandar Abbas on Sunday and was officially received by the Iranian Navy’s officers, Tasnim reported. Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Admiral Azad said the visit was in line…

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HMAS Parramatta rescues three from yacht

HMAS Parramatta rescues three from yacht

Three people are recovering on board HMAS Parramatta, after being rescued from a stricken yacht in extremely rough seas, more than 1300 kilometres off the West Australian coast, in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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Industry briefings stress maximising Australian content

Industry briefings stress maximising Australian content

Damen Shipyard Group’s Australian team has delivered two more industry briefings to potential suppliers from Australian industry ahead of its bid submission for the design and build of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels. Following the success of February’s events held in Adelaide and Perth, Damen hosted a third in Brisbane on March 15 and a fourth two days later in Melbourne.

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