BAE Systems wins AWD support
BAE Systems Australia will support the Royal Australian Navy’s three Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) as they are delivered and transitioned into service under a contract announced on 9 December.
The five year $70 million sustainment contract will manage the delivery of support as the ships transition out of the build phase and into service with the navy.
BAE Systems will develop and manage the supporting industry supply chain to deliver the full range of sustainment services required during the five year period. The company will also provide asset management and a suite of other services to ensure the ships are both mission capable and available for service.
The three Hobart class destroyers will be based at Garden Island, NSW, where BAE Systems already has a large presence at Sydney’s Garden Island naval base.
BAE Systems chief executive, Glynn Phillips, said: ‘This is a new opportunity that allows us to develop from the ground up a leading edge sustainment model for the entire service life of these new ships. This will add significant depth to our national maritime sustainment business and it also helps contribute to a stronger and more sustainable Australian based defence capability.’
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