Applications for the 2019 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the Victoria Fellowships opened on 4 June. The Victoria Prize and Victoria Fellowships celebrate scientists as well as early-career researchers that are providing real support from their work. The coveted Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation is awarded to outstanding scientists who have helped … Continue reading Entries opens for Victoria’s top science awards
The inaugural Australia-France Defence Industry Symposium has started today in Adelaide, bringing together industry bodies and representatives, senior government figures and academics from the two countries. Defence industry ties between Australia and France have become closer following the selected of Naval Group – the French state-owned shipbuilding company – as the designer and manufacturer of … Continue reading Inaugural Australia-France defence industry symposium takes off
Future submarine building jobs are at stake in SA, after French company DCNS retracted its statement that 90 per cent of the construction of its next fleet would occur in Australia. Speaking to a Senate committee on Tuesday night, DCNS said it had no formal agreement with Adelaide company ASC (which had been promised the … Continue reading Submarine jobs at stake as DCNS backtracks on promises
The Univeristy of Tasmania (UTAS) has secured a crucial role in the $50 billion Future Submarine Program – the largest defence procurement program in Australian history. The fleet will be built in Adelaide, however the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston will provide teaching and research to the manufacturers that will build 12 Shortfin Barracuda … Continue reading Tasmania secures role in $50 billion submarine development
Businessman Dick Smith and his cohorts are wasting their money making totally unsubstantiated, ill-informed claims in an advertisement about Australia’s new submarine fleet, Welding Technology Institute of Australia CEO Geoff Crittenden says.
There are reports today of a 22,400-page leak of details on submarines designed by DCNS – which will design Australia’s upcoming submarines – for the Indian navy.
Viral sensation the Australian Seabin invention is in its final trials, with the team developing it in Europe anticipating production early next year.
Recent figures show that more Australian businesses are exporting, assisted by the lower dollar. However, there’s a lot to consider before considering any new market, as Christelle Damiens, founder of Exportia, told Brent Balinski.
Composites technology company Quickstep and French defence company DCNS have signed a memorandum of understanding, covering cooperation in manufacturing of components and sub-assemblies. CEO and managing director of Quickstep, David Marino, said that the application of their technology – currently focussed on aerospace and automotive industries – in marine defence was a “natural extension”. “We are … Continue reading Quickstep, DCNS sign MOU, signal that submarine supply a possibility
An executive handling strategy for France’s DCNS has said merger talks with Germany’s Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems may be considered in the future, with European shipbuilders needing to consolidate in the face of new competition. DCNS’s Andreas Loewenstein, speaking to reporters, said DCNS would not have a “hegemonic claim” in any such tie-up, and it would aim … Continue reading DCNS: future partnership with TKMS a possibility
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull phoned president Francois Hollande last night to congratulate France on winning the contract to build Australia’s next fleet of submarines, according to reports. According to The Australian, an official announcement is expected at 11 am this morning on the winner of the three-way contest between French, German and Japanese groups vying … Continue reading France wins contract to build next Australian submarines
According to a report today, the Japanese submarine proposal is seen as the weakest of the three prospective bids by a defence department panel. The Australian reports that the panel, headed by Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, saw the French bid (headed by DCNS) as the strongest, followed by the German and Japanese consortia. Based on … Continue reading Defence committee views Japanese submarine bid as the weakest: report
The “Competitive Evaluation Process” by the defence department has concluded, with a “clear winner” selected from the three bids and the decision to be considered by Cabinet’s National Security Committee today. The Australian reports that the 14-month assessment of the French, Japanese and German consortia bids has finished. The winner of the CEP is based … Continue reading Submarine recommendation made to government, decision could come within fortnight
New industry minister Chris Pyne has said this morning that all three contenders in the “Competitive Evaluation Process” have said they’d prefer to build Australia’s upcoming fleet of submarines in Australia.