Thursday, September 16, 2021
navy nuclear reactor heads

Australia Gets Top US Navy Nuclear Secrets

Australia will be only the second country after Britain in 1958 to be given access to U.S. Navy's top secret information for building nuclear-powered submarines.

September 16, 2021
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

BAE Wins $25.7 Billion Australian Frigate Contract

June 28 (Reuters) – Britain’s BAE Systems PLC has won a A$35 billion ($25.7 billion) contest to deliver anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Australian navy, the Australian government said on...

June 28, 2018
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Royal Australian Navy's Landing Ship Dock, HMAS CHOULES

Australian Navy Underway To Help Evacuate 11,000 From Vanuatu Volcano

By Garfield Clinton Reynolds (Bloomberg) Australia is sending a naval vessel to help Vanuatu in its efforts to evacuate 11,000 residents from Ambae Island as a volcano there threatens to...

September 30, 2017
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
HMAS Bundaberg Underway passing the Sydney Opera House

Australia Wants Exports With $68 Billion Naval Investment

By Jason Scott (Bloomberg) Australia wants more from its $68 billion investment in new ships and submarines than just a more capable navy.   With final bids due this month...

July 6, 2017
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Propulsion Problems Put Australia’s Largest Warships Out of Action

By Harry Pearl SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) – Australia is investigating if problems in the propulsion systems of two $1.5 billion warships built by manufacturers from Spain, Germany and Britain...

May 20, 2017
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Friday, April 29, 2016

How France Beat Out Japan to Clinch $40 Billion Submarine Deal

By Tim Kelly, Cyril Altmeyer and Colin Packham TOKYO/PARIS/SYDNEY, April 29 (Reuters) – In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe...

April 29, 2016
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Thousands of Australian Shipbuilding Jobs Safe Under New Naval Frigates Program

  Jason Scott (Bloomberg) — Australia will build a new fleet of navy ships locally, safeguarding thousands of jobs and ensuring the future viability of the industry, Prime Minister Tony...

August 4, 2015
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Saturday, June 13, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Did The Australian Navy Pay Off People-Smugglers?

(Reuters)Australia would have stooped to a “new low” if reports that its navy paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn back their boat are true, an Indonesian...

June 13, 2015
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Australia’s Military Shipbuilders Need Overhaul, Defence Minister Says

Australia’s military shipbuilding industry needs to cut costs and become more productive to win contracts as the government seeks to buy 40 ships and submarines over the next two decades, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said.

March 31, 2015
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
hmas toowoomba heroin bust

Australian Frigate Intercepts Huge Stash of Heroin

While supporting Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) off the coast of east Africa, Australia’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Toowoomba discovered 388 kgs of heroin aboard a dhow. Commander Cath Hayes,...

November 20, 2014
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Australian Navy Chief Inspects Fire Damage to HMAS Bundaberg

The Chief of the Royal Austrialian Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, was at a Brisbane dockyard on Wednesday to inspect damage to a the Armidale Class Patrol Boat that caught fire around midday on Monday.

August 13, 2014
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Australian Navy Seizes Heroin Worth $268 Million From Dhow Off Kenya

By George Obulutsa NAIROBI, April 25 (Reuters) – An Australian warship patrolling the Indian Ocean has seized more than a tonne of heroin worth A$289 million ($268 million) from a...

April 25, 2014
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Monday, February 10, 2014
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Asylum Seekers Detail Abuse by Australian Navy as Boat Towed To Indonesia

By Aubrey Belford KUPANG, Indonesia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – On New Year’s day, 45 asylum seekers in a ramshackle wooden boat slid ashore on a small island off the Australian...

February 10, 2014
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
hmas wollongong

With Burn Blistered Hands, Asylum Seekers Claim Mistreatment from Australian Navy

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Australia on Wednesday rejected claims by a group of asylum seekers that they were beaten and suffered burns while being returned to...

January 22, 2014
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
hmas wollongong

3rd Time’s the Charm, Australian Navy Responds to Asylum Seekers in Distress

While transiting from Singapore to Christmas Island, HMAS Wollongong was tasked to respond to a vessel in distress which was eventually located approximately 52 nautical miles southwest of Tanjung (Cape)...

July 4, 2012
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Monday, June 18, 2012
HMAS -Choules ex RFA Largs Bay

Did the British Navy Sell the Australian Navy a £65 Million Rustbucket?

When most of the world envisions the British Navy with impeccably dressed officers, calling orders in the shadow of the gallant ensign are supplemented with the hardened might of Lord Nelson’s dauntless...

June 18, 2012
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Friday, February 10, 2012
HMAS Parramatta

Australian Warship Busts Drug-Runners in Northern Arabian Sea

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF), one of three Task Forces within Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) conducted a successful disruption of a vessel carrying illicit cargo in the north Arabian Sea,...

February 10, 2012
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