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HMAS Perth among maritime graves plundered

HMAS Perth among maritime graves plundered

Dozens of warships believed to contain the remains of thousands of Australia, British, American, Dutch and Japanese servicemen from the second world war have been illegally ripped apart by salvage divers, the Guardian reports.

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Australian defence companies win global contracts

Australian defence companies win global contracts

Two Australian companies have won work on the Type 26 Global Combat Ship being built by BAE Systems in Britain. Tasmanian-based Liferaft Systems Australia will provide the ship’s Marine Evacuation System, while Victorian-based Mackay Consolidated Industries will supply pipe hanger inserts

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HMAS Adelaide hosts President Duterte in the Philippines

HMAS Adelaide hosts President Duterte in the Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, the Secretary for National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and a delegation of senior government and military officials visited HMAS Adelaide (Oct 2017) as Australia continues to work closely with the Government of the Philippines to counter the threat of terrorism in the region.

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Australian naval history video and podcast series launched

The Naval Studies Group at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) in partnership with the Australian Naval Institute, the RAN Seapower Centre, Naval Historical Society, the Submarine Institute of Australia has released its first episode of the Australian Naval History Video and Podcast Series.

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Sea Power Conference looks at industrial base and the RAN

The Royal Australian Navy has drawn the Sea Power Conference to a close after three intense days of presentations, bilateral meetings, industry engagements and discussions on the future of naval operations and maritime capabilities. The Sea Power Conference explored the theme ‘Navy and the Nation’ and featured presentations on the critical role a high-functioning industrial base plays in supporting a burgeoning naval enterprise.

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Projects to sustain Collins class submarines

Projects to sustain Collins class submarines

The Minister for Defence, Marise Payne, and the Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, announced (Oct 2017) two projects to sustain the capability superiority of the Collins submarine fleet until its replacement by the future submarine.

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