Naval Warfare

Underwater Collision Research Facility opens

17th October 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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A new Underwater Collision Research Facility (UCRF) has been established at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston, Tasmania, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 17 October.

The joint initiative between Defence Science and Technology and the University of Tasmania will support Australia’s national shipbuilding capability. The facility will provide researchers with a better understanding of the impact of underwater collisions at sea, and support improvements in ship, submarine and autonomous underwater vehicles design.

Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, said: ‘The UCRF is an excellent example of the unique facilities developed at the Australian Maritime College.

‘The facility provides an important maritime research capability in Tasmania and will work with researchers not only just here in Australia, but internationally as well.’

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