Well first of all congratulations to DCNS on their win of the record breaking Australian defence contract that is Sea 1000. Now comes the challenge to deliver on what will also be the most complex project the country has ever undertaken. Commiserations to Japan, no doubt now the wiser for the experience, and of course TKMS which has invested many years of hard work into this bid since the first RFI came out in late 2008.
It really has been an amazing two weeks for naval shipbuilding and Editor Katherine Ziesing takes a look at what it all means. She also writes about the woes of the Mulwala munitions manufacturing facility upgrade.
Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway travelled to Amberley to see how Heron was settling into its new home and we revisit the Navy's interim capability project for maritime tactical UAS. Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr checks out Lockheed Martin's hybrid airship plans and Alastair MacGibbon has been effectively appointed as a new cyber security czar,
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