Tag Archives: Royal Australian Navy

Australia Eyes BAE Systems, Fincantieri, Navantia for $27B Frigates Program

The Australian defense ministry eyes either BAE Systems, Fincantieri or Navantia as the potential manufacturer of new frigates for the Australian navy under a $27 billion program, Defense News reported Monday. Nigel Pittaway writes that Australia shortlisted BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship, Fincantieri’s multi-mission anti-submarine warfare ship and a modified Navantia Alvaro de Bazan-class vessel …

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CAE Receives Military Aircraft Training System Orders; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has announced $117.5 million in contract awards that cover aircraft simulation and training platforms for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and two international defense customers. The company said Tuesday its defense and security business booked the contracts during the first quarter of the company’s 2016 fiscal year. “Our focus on being a …

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Ray Duquette: CAE Delivers MH-60R Training Systems to Australian Navy

CAE has provided the Royal Australian Navy with simulation technology products designed to train pilots on how to operate an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. The company said Wednesday its MH-60R tactical operational flight training system and avionics maintenance and weapons load trainer platform are installed at the HMAS Albatross naval facility …

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Raytheon to Provide Australian Navy with Low Frequency Sonar

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon an $80.8 million contract modification for a low frequency sonar, Raytheon announced Wednesday. Raytheon said the Australian navy will receive the AN/AQS-22 airborne low frequency sonar through a foreign military sales agreement. This award modifies two previous contracts: a Naval Air Systems Command contract for $81.7 …

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Lockheed Martin Unveils 100th Multimission Helicopter

Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky have jointly unveiled the 100th MH-60 Romeo Multimission helicopter. The helicopter will be flown from Owego, N.Y., to San Diego, Calif., at the Naval Base Coronado. The MH-60 is requested globally with the Royal Australian Navy adding 24 to the aircraft’s production list, currently reaching 324. …

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