Australian Defense Force

  • Hans K. Schaefer, chairman of the board, has announced that Todd Shipyards Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australian Shipbuilding Industry Pty., Ltd. of Coogee, Western Australia, for a technology transfer in connection with the repair and overhaul of Australian Navy combatants and auxiliaries. The companies will also work together to acquire repair and overhaul work of U.S. Navy ships that operate in the Far Pacific.

    Initially, Todd will provide management and technical personnel to guide the coordination, planning, material procurement, quality assurance, and testing activities for the naval work. "Successful implementation of this program is expected to lead to major overhaul contracts for the Royal Australian Navy that will begin as early as March of 1987," Mr. Schaefer said.

    This announcement is particularly important in light of the Australian Ministry of Defense announcement concerning the homeporting of destroyer escorts, frigates, and submarines in Western Australia.

    Todd Pacific delivered the last of four guided-missile frigates to the Royal Australian Navy in 1983, and has contracted to assist the Australian Government in building two more of these FFGs in Melbourne.

  • Rear Adm. Oscar Hughes, project leader with overall responsibility for the Royal Australian Navy's new submarine project, recently visited Sweden's Hedemora Diesel AB to test-start a prototype engine that is one of a series of engines intended for six submarines. The order, which includes a total of

  • Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA. The majority equity will

  • The Governor General of Australia, Sir Zelman Cowen, and Lady Cowen were present at the launching of the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Tobruk, at Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd.'s shipyard at Tomago, recently. Lady Cowen named and launched the $36-million amphibious heavy-lift ship during a traditional

  • While Austal USA based in Mobile, Alabama, still accounts for the lion’s share of revenue (more than 80%) of the Australian based company, the entire corporation has been making waves of late delivering latest technology to naval fleets around the globe. Austal USA christened USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) at its

  • of the M-class frigate. For example, the M-frigate is the basis of the design being proposed as one of two candidates for the $5-billion, 12-ship Australian-New Zealand Frigate program (ANZAC). Royal Schelde is highly involved in this project through its participation in the AWS (Australian Warship

  • The Department of Defense recently released its second edition of Soviet Military Power. The 107-page booklet describes the Soviet Armed Forces and outlines their continuing growth since the first edition of the report in September 1981. Like its predecessor, the new Soviet Military Power was

  • HMAS Adelaide appeared ordinary and publicity-shy at Todd Pacific Shipyards, it was a historic event. First, it was learned Her Majesty's Australian Ship Adelaide is considered the newest and first Australian Navy ship built for Australia in 12 years. Next, the 445-foot computerized escort

  • General Instrument Corporation's Defense Systems Group recently announced that their Government Systems Division received a $3.4-million award from a foreign nation for spares and support equipment for their ALR-606(V)2 ESM System. The fully automatic ALR- 606(V)2 ESM System performs over-the-horizo

  • The Secretary of the Navy, James H. Webb Jr. was the guest speaker at a recent joint meeting of the Propeller Club of New York and the Port of New York Chapter of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Also in attendance was the Hono

  • Sealift Program Receiving $1.3 Billion Editor's Note: The U.S., like its European Community and Japanese counterparts, is dependent upon the Persian Gulf for a large percentage of its oil needs. In recently published comments, Commander W.H. Nelson, U.S. Navy, a strategic analyst at the Center for

  • Managers of the Marine Corps League-sponsored "Modern Day Marine—Force in Readiness Military Exposition" have announced that over 80 percent of the 95,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Sheraton Washington Hotel has been committed for their scheduled July 22-24, 1986, military exposition.

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    VESSELS SAFE Boats Delivers 19th Boat to FDNY SAFE Boats International (SAFE) has delivered boats 17, 18 and 19 to the marine division of the New York Fire Department, all during the month of August. The three latest additions to the FDNY ? eet are 33’ full cabin boats, the most popular con? guration

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    COLUMN SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS third-party registration and oversight, typically provided and implementing the SMS can be quite modest, or as by IACS classi? cation societies and registering bodies. This much as $50,000 or more. requires annual of? ce audits and vessel audits. Based on Unless you are

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    COLUMN OP/ED tives to meet key oil spill response re- The Network is an Alaska-based nationally-important and ecological- quirements in Alaska and the Arctic. non-pro? t organization funded by ly-sensitive area, and stakeholders’ While ? exibility is normally an asset the maritime industry, and we

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    BY THE NUMBERS US Offshore Support Vessel Analysis: 2018 and 2019 The US GOM Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) market is Market sources also suggest creditors could force Solstad suffering, utilization remains poor, and many owners are to scrap their oldest vessels; as many as 25 ships. Havilla still

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    SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR SHIPS? Collaboratively use existing technologies and data to fnd valuable information about a ship’s actual condition. Eventually, this leads to positive changes in vessel performance and optimization. Is that too much to ask? By Tapio Hulkkonen and

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