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Australia homes in on new ASW target

16th September 2020 - 22:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive Saab’s AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare target under an A$11 million ($8.07 million) deal, while elsewhere research is taking place to automate the launch and recovery of the navy’s recently acquired Bluefin-9 AUVs.

Announced by Defence Minister Linda Reynolds on 7 August, the intermediate ASW training target ‘will simulate submarines and torpedoes, providing highly realistic live training scenarios for submariners, aviators and surface vessel combat teams’.

Reynolds added: ‘In the 2020 Force Structure Plan announced by the prime minister and I on July 1, we have set out plans to enhance our regional anti-submarine

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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