A report commissioned by the South Australian government and produced by Flinders University has found that moving submarine maintenance to Western Australia would not be in the national interest. Currently, full cycle docking of Australia’s submarine fleet, when submarines undergo their most extensive maintenance and upgrades, occurs at the Osborne shipyards in SA. The federal … Continue reading Moving submarine maintenance to WA not in national interest: report
Unions have welcomed reports that full cycle docking of Collins Class submarines will be kept in South Australia. The shipbuilding unions, under the banned of the Australian Shipbuilding Federation of Unions (ASFU), have campaigned outside of the South Australian Liberal state conference, and at the site of ASC Shipbuilding. ASC has recommended that full cycle … Continue reading Union encouraged that Collins Class to remain in SA
Australia’s sovereign submarine company, ASC, has signed new agreements with two global technology companies, which will see the company extend its submarine engineering and maintenance services. The first, a contract between ASC and Saab Asutralia, will see the two companies launch a pilot program that sees ASC’s submarine designers delivering specialist design services in Adelaide … Continue reading ASC secures new submarine servicing agreements with Saab, Jeumont Electric
Australian branches of global defence contractors Raytheon and Thales will play a leading role in the $542 million project to upgrade the fleet of six Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines. According to an announcement from the Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, the upgrades are starting this year and will see the Australian industry supply 70 per cent … Continue reading Raytheon, Thales contracted for the Collins-class submarine sonar upgrades
Australian hydraulics engineering firm H.I. Fraser’s role in maintaining Australia’s defence capabilities has been affirmed, with the visit of defence minister Christopher Pyne to the company’s headquarters in Sydney recently to commemorate H.I. Fraser’s one millionth fitting for the Collins class submarines. On his visit to the company’s headquarters, minister Pyne said that the company’s … Continue reading H.I. Fraser’s Australian defence role affirmed
Stephen Smith, the federal defence minister, has ruled out hiring nuclear submarines from the United States, meaning that 2500 manufacturing jobs at submarine maker ASC are no longer in danger.