Media releases

South Australia hosts global President of Japanese submarine builder

Tuesday 09 February 2016

South Australia will today highlight its defence credentials to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mr Shunichi Miyanaga.

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National Defence Congress focuses on naval shipbuilding

Tuesday 09 February 2016

Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has called upon the Federal Government to commit to a continuous build of frigates and submarines in Australia, and for the Offshore Patrol Vessels to be built in South Australia.

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Defence assets should be Australian made

Sunday 24 January 2016

In the lead up to Australia Day, the Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has
urged the Federal Government to build the nation’s key Defence assets in Australia.

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Spanish shipbuilding experts to join Air Warfare Destroyer project

Tuesday 08 December 2015

The State Government has welcomed the announcement that Spanish shipbuilder Navantia will lead the shipbuilding component of the Air Warfare Destroyer project, after management structure reform.

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All bids are in – Federal Government must build 12 submarines

Monday 30 November 2015

Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith said South Australia must build the
nation’s next generation of submarines and only 12 will secure a continuous industry.

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