Ships

Fifth HMAS Sydney commissions at sea

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On 18 May, due to the coronavirus restrictions, the new destroyer HMAS Sydney became the first warship to commission...

Halves of HMAS Arafura come together

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Just shy of 18 months after the start of construction and one year since the official keel-laying ceremony for the Navy’s...

US ship incident near Paracels

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Chinese authorities said they sortied ships and aircraft to “track, monitor, verify, identify and expel” a U.S. warship from the Paracel Island...

US selects Italian design for frigates

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By David B Larter of Defense News The U.S. Navy’s newest surface combatant has...

$350 million for six new patrol boats during COVID-19

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Six new patrol boats will be built under a fast-tracked $350 million Defence project that aims tosecure...

Has Attack Class cost gone up? Part 2

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By Marcus Hellyer* In the first part of this series, we saw that by late 2015, before the Defence Department...

New contracts for five UK frigates

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A new round of supply chain contract awards has been announced in relation to the Royal Navy’s...

Has the cost of Attack subs gone up?

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By Marcus Hellyer* There have been claims in the media and by various commentators that the cost of Australia’s...

Update on Attack Class construction

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By John Davis, CEO Naval Group Australia  This is a moment in time when...

Names announced for five OPVs

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During the ceremonial keel laying for the second Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in...