RAN to get new guided weapon maintenance facility
WATPAC has been awarded a $95 million contract by the Australian Department of Defence to construct a new Naval Guided Weapons Maintenance Facility in Western Sydney.
Work is set to begin in the coming weeks on the facility, which will enhance maintenance components for Royal Australian Navy guided weapons systems. The site will include working accommodation for 30 personnel, receipt and dispatch areas, a maintenance workshop and specialised electronic test facilities for naval guided weapons systems.
Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, said: ‘We know that guided weapons inventory has evolved significantly and this will continue. Looking to the future, Western Sydney will be at the forefront of defence technology and advanced manufacturing and this is another project unlocking opportunities for our community.
‘Locally, we will be driving technology that will be used across the country by our Australian Defence Force.’
Construction is scheduled to be complete by July 2021.
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