The Australian Maritime College has $3m over three years to participate in a US programme on hydrodynamic research on hull shapes and propellers to reduce noise and erosion. The University of Tasmania’s AMC joins seven American institutions, which are funded by the US Navy. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne announced the funding Friday.
This may go some way to placating UniTas, which did not seem especially pleased when the minister announced the navy shipbuilding college which is to have its flagship in Adelaide. A year back the university complained it did not know what was going on, adding, “the AMC has “strong capabilities” “with clear defence applications. ” CMM March 29 2017).