Defence

MANTAS T-38 Testing with the US Navy 5th Fleet

Middle East Will Be Next Test Bed for Unmanned Systems The US Navy 5th Fleet’s Task Force 59 has established a second testing outfit for the Navy’s unmanned ships following Surface Development Squadron One (SURFDEVRON) establishment in 2019. The goal of the task force is to expand the operational use of unmanned platforms in the […]

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BlueZone Group Birthday

BlueZone Group celebrated its 6th birthday a little late this year We were very happy to finally get together to celebrate 6 years of BlueZone Group this month! BlueZone Group’s birthday was in September and marked 6 years since ATSA Defence Services and UVS grouped together to build the company we are today. This has […]

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ClearSignal® prevents biofouling

Trials demonstrate effectiveness in two oceans ClearSignal® anti-biofouling coating continues to demonstrate its effectiveness in reducing the impact of biofouling on buoys and subsea structures deployed in diverse locations in the world’s oceans.   Buoy coating prevents fouling In trials conducted with the Coastal Studies Institute in North Carolina, USA, comparison of one coated and […]

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Join Us at BlueZone Group!

BlueZone is hiring Systems Engineers for exciting projects in unmanned maritime systems As an underwater technology company, BlueZone offers employees the opportunity to discover a career in the last frontier – the world’s oceans. Join a company with a passion for innovation, customer focus and solution delivery. Australia’s claims over maritime areas are some of […]

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Double Eagle Mine Disposal System – Capability Assured

Capability assurance program Will Ensure Future of Navy Mine Disposal BlueZone Group is working with Thales Australia and Saab Australia to ensure the capability of the Double Eagle Mine Disposal System is maintained through to end-of-life of the Huon Class Minehunter Coastal. Defence has made a down-select decision to explore a variant of the offshore […]

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Tip of the Spear

Mine Disposal using the Double Eagle Remotely Operated Vehicle Huon-class minehunter coastal HMAS Gascoyne started its latest deployment with a bang, conducting a live mine disposal activity off the coast of northern NSW. The live firing came just days into a deployment during which the ship will circumnavigate Australia to conduct vital route surveys of […]

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MARTAC Devil Ray T38 Unmanned Surface Vessel

Fastest Autonomous International Run Ever Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. (MARTAC), an innovator in Maritime Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), launched its Devil Ray T38 USV from Palm Beach, Florida Inlet with the goal of performing a fully autonomous run across the Florida Straits to West Bank, Bahamas in under one hour. At 9:06 am the Devil […]

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Robotics and Autonomous Systems Announced as a new Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority

Significant announcement that backs local development of a key future Defence technology BlueZone Group strongly supports the announcement by The Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry, of a new Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority for Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence (RAS-AI). Providing sustainment to the ADF for robotics systems for more than twenty […]

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Start with the End in Mind

The final stages of Mine Counter Measures (MCM) are the hardest steps and need a strong focus for any Navy to claim a credible MCM capability There is no doubt that the rapid development of UUV technology shows great promise for revolutionising the first two stages of MCM: search and classification of seabed objects. For […]

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SSN Capability Enhanced by UUV Launch and Recovery

Dry Deck Shelter and Tube Launch & Recovery Feature in SSN designs Nuclear submarines (SSNs) are most stealthy and least detectable when operating highly independently and without significant off-hull communication. As UUVs start supplementing the SSN force, increased UUV independence will be pivotal. Improved UUV ability for online decision making in complex environments will drastically […]

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