Defence giants join to form new Australian submarine company

Defence giants Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and Babcock have formed a new joint venture H&B Defence to develop sovereign capability for the AUKUS conventional armed, nuclear-powered submarine programme. H&B Defence combines nuclear submarine and shipbuilding experience from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to support the nuclear-powered submarine programme unforlding under AUKUS. HII…

Babcock the latest to prepare for role in future nuclear submarines

Babcock Australasia has become the latest company to ready itself for work supporting Australia’s deployment to Western Australia and ultimate construction of nuclear powered submarines in Adelaide. Fran Worthington was appointed to the role as inaugural Managing Director, Nuclear and ‘will take charge of Babcock’s contribution to the development of future military nuclear infrastructure and…

Babcock’s $31 million HQ readies for AUKUS work

Developer Commercial & General has begun construction of a new $31 million manufacturing, warehouse and office facility in Adelaide for defence contractor Babcock Australasia. The Torrens Road, Adelaide site will include a 4,000m2 purpose-built manufacturing and maintenance building that will underpin Babcock’s delivery of support to land and naval defence programmes including in-service sustainment for…