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Nuclear-powered Submarine Program

Precincts Osborne Naval Shipyard As the first major initiative of the enhanced trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (AUKUS) announced in September 2021, the Australian Government intends to acquire at least eight nuclear-powered submarines. These are set to be built at the world-class Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Nuclear-powered submarines have superior stealth, speed, manoeuvrability, survivability and endurance compared to their conventional counterparts. These submarines can deploy unmanned underwater vehicles, while also carrying more advanced and greater capacities of weapons. Collectively, these abilities will allow the nuclear-powered submarines and Royal ...

Nuclear-powered Submarine Program2022-10-13T12:55:37+10:30

Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels

Australia’s new fleet of Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are currently under construction at the nation’s world-class Osborne Naval Shipyard, located in South Australia.

Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels2022-11-14T17:05:50+10:30

Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

RAAF Base Edinburgh in Adelaide will be the base for the nation’s new fleet of P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft, as it has been for RAAF’s AP-3C Orion maritime patrol fleet for the past four decades.

Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft2022-08-10T16:17:44+09:30

Collins Class Submarines

ASC was responsible for building Australia’s fleet of Collins class submarines in Adelaide in the 1990s and now provides design enhancements, maintenance and through-life support of the six-vessel fleet at the Osborne Naval Shipyard.

Collins Class Submarines2022-11-15T14:49:14+10:30

Hunter Class Frigates

The Hunter class frigate program, which will deliver a fleet of nine world-class anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy, is currently underway at South Australia’s Osborne Naval Shipyard.

Hunter Class Frigates2021-02-05T20:49:39+10:30