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Key milestone for Air Warfare Destroyer project

Monday 03 February 2014

The Air Warfare Destroyer Project has reached a key milestone with the keel laying of the Hobart class AWD Ship 2, Brisbane.

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Consolidation of final keel block for first Air Warfare Destroyer

Tuesday 02 July 2013

Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP today announced the final keel block for the future destroyer, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance in Adelaide.

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Release of the Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan

Friday 03 May 2013

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation Greg Combet and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today released the Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan (‘the plan’).

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Future Submarine Land Based Test Site to be based in Adelaide

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that a new facility for testing submarine systems, including propulsion, energy and integration technology, would be based in Adelaide.

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FUTURE SUBMARINE CAPABILITY UPDATE

Thursday 06 September 2012

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Minister for Finance and Deregulation Senator Penny Wong and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced Australia’s Future Submarine Systems Centre will be based in Adelaide continuing the strong relationship that has been formed between the South Australia and the Commonwealth in support of Australia’s maritime sector.

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UPDATED 04 FEBRUARY 2014