Marand and Fairbanks Morse combine in components for N-subs

Increasing multinational collaboration among AUKUS companies in Australia’s shipbuilding sector is apparent in a new tie up between US-based Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD) and Melbourne’s Marand Precision Engineering. FMD is a primary supplier to the US Navy of marine power and propulsion systems, while Marand has increasingly been penetrating defence from its origins in the…

K-TIG’s big break into nuclear submarine welding field

Rapid welding technology manufacturer K-TIG’s welding processes have been selected as a potential alternative to conventional gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) of pipe joints for the US nuclear submarine construction programme. K-TIG’s Keyhole TIG / GTAW welding technology, originally developed by CSIRO, has been selected for trials by the US’s prime contractor and lead design…

Way open for Australian companies to enter US submarine supply chains – Pat Conroy

Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy has told industry that the way is open for Australian manufacturers to enter the supply chains of the United States’ submarine construction programme. Addressing the Australian Industry and Defence Network, he said the submarine project would deliver 20,000 jobs in the Australian economy, with the government investing $3 billion over…