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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby Vee » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:59 pm

DCNS to set up its Australian headquarters in Keswick.
Yet to find out the details of the contract re build, jobs - in France and Australia, and particularly SA.
South Australia’s $50 billion Future Submarine Program continues to move ahead with French company DCNS establishing its Australian headquarters in Adelaide.

The new DCNS headquarters will be dedicated to delivering the Future Submarine Program in Adelaide and will open with a workforce of 50 in early 2017.

“The facility will become operational in early 2017 to support our activities around Australia."

“This will include transferring technology from France to Australia, the development of the Australian supply chain and the design of a new shipyard in Adelaide.

“We are planning from the beginning to maximize the participation of Australian business in this $50 billion project.

Invest SA:
http://invest.sa.gov.au/news/french-sub ... -adelaide/
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby rev » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:16 pm

A new ship yard or expansion/modernisation/retrofitting of Osbornes submarine facilities?
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby Vee » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:18 am

Turnbull was quoted as saying ... 2,800 jobs ... in joint Australia-France submarine build. No idea as to breakdown of jobs.

Meanwhile, just read this interesting item re WA shipbuilding, jobs and speculation re defence contracts - continuous shipbuilding capability plus ongoing maintenance. The proposed facility would make "WA first choice" for Defence and private shipbuilding.

... Marine and Defence launch $80bn shipbuilding facility in WA
Plans for a new, state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility have been put on display ...
The $80 billion, seven-hectare site .... will be primarily targeted at securing Naval Defence projects.

Defence Connect:
https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/marit ... lity-in-wa
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby Pistol » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:49 am

Vee wrote:Turnbull was quoted as saying ... 2,800 jobs ... in joint Australia-France submarine build. No idea as to breakdown of jobs.

Meanwhile, just read this interesting item re WA shipbuilding, jobs and speculation re defence contracts - continuous shipbuilding capability plus ongoing maintenance. The proposed facility would make "WA first choice" for Defence and private shipbuilding.

... Marine and Defence launch $80bn shipbuilding facility in WA
Plans for a new, state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility have been put on display ...
The $80 billion, seven-hectare site .... will be primarily targeted at securing Naval Defence projects.

Defence Connect:
https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/marit ... lity-in-wa


Amazing the difference a b and a m make.
I first saw your post and thought "80 billion, holy shit!!"
Then opened up the link and saw 80 million... meh!

This is required for the OPV contract and will not affect SA.
Techport shipbuilding will receive a 300-500 million facelift in preparation for the first two OPVs and future frigates (more details to come early in the new year).
And on top of that, ASC North will receive a massive facelift for the future subs.

Don't think we need to be concerned too much with our shipbuiliding capability or capacity to win future contracts at this stage...
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby qgm » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:21 pm

Why have DCNS decided to setup their head office in Keswick ?

I would have thought Osborne would have been logical ?
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby SRW » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:19 am

Or even Tech Park/Edinburgh in the northern suburbs where DSTO, SAAB, BAE, Raytheon etc are located.

The navy SA headquarters are also in Keswick, but few of the people DCNS will work with are there. Although, Alliance Française and good patisserie are just around the corner haha...
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby Will » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:00 pm

From Sky News:


A US tech start up comes to Adelaide

Updated: 3:06 pm, Tuesday, 10 January 2017







A firm that helps companies create and commercialise defence and security technologies to launch in SA.




One of the world's leading technology start-up accelerators is making its first foray into Australia by launching a defence and security program in Adelaide.

Techstars, a US-based company that provides support and funding to start-ups, says it's Adelaide program will help 10 companies create and commercialise state-of-the-art technology linked to defence and security.

The focus will be on new ways to use the 'internet of things', big data, sensors and robotics.

Defence Industry Minister Chris Pyne says the initiative aligns with the federal government's commitment to supporting defence innovation in Australia.


'This is a welcome and encouraging step for new collaboration across the defence industry, which will be critical to meeting the challenges of the future,' he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Techstars said Adelaide is poised to become a 'global centre of excellence' for the defence sector with more than $100 billion worth of industry projects in the pipeline.

But Techstars co-founder and co-chief executive David Cohen said that's not the only reason why the city 'fits the bill perfectly' for its first Asia-Pacific accelerator.

'It is a tech-forward city that is building sophisticated infrastructure for start-ups,' he said.

'Not only is it ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit as the fifth most liveable city in the world, it has been recognised by the G20 for its co- ordinated support for entrepreneurship.'

Since it was founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2009, Techstars has supported more than 900 start-ups through programs across the world, including Uber, Sphero, Twilio and SendGrid.

Early-stage companies can apply to take part in Techstar Adelaide until April, with the program to run from mid-July to October.

Companies involved will be connected with community leaders, mentors, investors and corporate partners, including top defence industry players BAE, Thales, Austral, SAAB, ASC, Rheinmetall and DNC.

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- See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/tech/company/ ... ArOrR.dpuf
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby mattblack » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:01 am

Does anyone know what the significant amount of development (extension of runway and a new industrial park/hangers) going on at Edinburgh is about?
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Re: #Official Defence Thread

Postby SBD » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:41 pm

mattblack wrote:Does anyone know what the significant amount of development (extension of runway and a new industrial park/hangers) going on at Edinburgh is about?

Project AIR7000, to support the P-8 Poseidons that will replace Orions in the next few years.
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