Submarine Stealth Induction Mast – Press Release
Australian business PMB Defence has recently been contracted to demonstrate a next generation submarine mast concept that aims to improve stealth of the Collins and Future submarine classes. The submarine mast project is worth $2.2 million and is being funded by the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) element of the Department of Defence’s Innovation program.
PMB was established almost 30 years ago with a sole focus on manufacturing Main Storage Battery systems for the Collins Class of submarines. Over this time, PMB has continuously supplied Main Storage Batteries and supporting equipment, whilst growing an in-country engineering capability. This multi-discipline expertise, combined with a collaborative customer relationship has resulted in a number of initiatives that have supported the Collins and Future Submarine Programs.
PMB Defence CEO Stephen Faulkner said the company was delighted to have been awarded the CTD project. “PMB has a culture of innovation, and this CTD proposal was a great example of this in action. We are privileged to receive this opportunity to demonstrate potential enhancements to Australia’s submarine capability”, Mr Faulkner added.