N-submarines well worth the wait – Kim Beazley

Eminent Australian political leader Kim Beazley has weighed in on the AUKUS submarine debate, writing that the submarines were necessitated by Australia’s strategic position in our region. Beazley, a former Governor of Western Australia, Ambassador to the United States and federal opposition leader, said Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines would be worth the wait, and the cost.…

Defence industry AUKUS essentials – by Michael Slattery

The UK government has awarded £3.95 billion to BAE Systems to further design and engineer the UK’s and potentially Australia’s next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine, SSN-AUKUS. With critical decisions being made on sourcing Michael Slattery looks at the difficulties faced by Australian industry to have a meaningful role in the programme. The latest AUKUS contract for…

BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate

3D metal printer wins prototyping contract for BAE Systems Hunter Frigates

AML3D has announced a purchase contract with BAE Systems to investigate the feasibility and prototyping of metal 3D printed components as part of the design and construction of nine Hunter class frigates in Adelaide. AML3D said the prototype components aim to provide higher strength properties than typical materials while also providing an alternative to traditionally…