Hunter frigate mast begins to takes shape

The manufacture of a proof-of-concept mast designed to carry surveillance radars and other sensors on board Australia’s Hunter class frigates is now underway. BAE Systems Australia’s shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia, has begun manufacturing the aluminium mast, the first of the type which will ultimately feature Australian manufactured L-Band high power active phase array radar.…

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Marand’s launcher ramp system passes FAT  Marand Precision Engineering has announced successful passing of Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for production of first of type Launcher Ramp System for the KONGSBERG Naval Strike Missile NSM. KONGSBERG’s NSM were selected last year to replace Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) ANZAC Class Frigates and…

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Cold Logic to build refrigeration for Hunter frigates

Australian refrigeration company Cold Logic has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to construct and install cold and cool rooms for the first batch of three Hunter class frigates being built in Adelaide. Cold Logic has expertise in delivering bespoke refrigeration and climate control system solutions for large scale food and beverage companies, pharmaceutical, and…

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AUKUS Workforce Alliance announced

A consortium of UNSW Sydney, the University of Adelaide and Curtin University, as well as defence contractors Babcock Australasia and  Huntington Ingalls Industries – collectively known as the the AUKUS Workforce Alliance (AWA) – has been announced, coinciding with the first day of the 2023 Indo Pacific International Maritime Expo.  According to a statement from…

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