Tasmanian college to drive Australia’s military innovation

“It includes the training and career advancement of highly qualified engineers needed to support the design and manufacture of the SEA1000 future submarines, whose [sic. ] construction alone will be Australia‘s largest engineering project,” he said.

The Training Centre for Transforming Australia‘s Naval Manufacturing Industry will be based at the University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College in Launceston.

The project’s lead investigator Jon Binns says the Research Training Centre will focus on naval design and manufacturing.

Peter Rathjen from UTAS says the engineering and research students will work on year-long projects, which will be developed in partnership with industry and defence.

Bass MP Andrew Nikolic says the funding for the $3. 8 million naval centre has come from the Australian Research Council and industry groups.

“We have focus somewhat around the future submarines, future frigates and patrol boat programs but this is transferable technology that they’ll be developing,” he said. It includes… highly qualified engineers needed to support the design and manufacture of the SEA1000 future submarines.

Tasmania will be the home of a new training centre for highly qualified Navy engineers, as Australia embarks on a multi-billion dollar naval shipbuilding program.

Brian Yates from the Australian Research Council hopes the new centre will lead to more innovation in the defence force.

Read more here: ABC

    

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