First three RAN officers assigned to serve on Virginia N-submarines

Another step in the process of Australia acquiring, and eventually building, nuclear powered submarines has been taken with the first three Royal Australian Navy officers assigned to US Virginia class submarines based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The officers, ​Lieutenant Commander James Heydon, Lieutenant Commander Adam Klyne and Lieutenant William Hall, were assigned after graduating…

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First Ghost Shark unmanned submarine surfaces

The first prototype Ghost Shark autonomous undersea vessel (pictured) being developed for the Royal Australian Navy has been completed. The name references Boeing’s successful development of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Ghost Bat for the RAAF. Developed in Sydney by US start up Anduril, the company has previously shown a 2.8 tonne ‘Dive-LD’ autonomous submarine,…

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DroneShield looks to Europe with NATO procurement

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield can look forward to greater opportunities selling to European militaries following an approval from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The approval awarded via COBBS BELUX BV, DroneShield’s in-country Belgium and Luxembourg partner, is the first Counter-small UAS procurement framework agreement in NATO history. The initial agreement is…

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