SOF - Special Operations

Babcock to offer bid for Australia SOF helicopters

29th October 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Babcock Australasia has confirmed that it will submit a bid for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF's) Special Operations Helicopter capability, the company announced on 25 October.

Under the Land 2097 Phase 4 project, the Australian government is seeking provision, training and ongoing sustainment services of a fleet of up to 16 light helicopters.

Babcock said it will be putting forward an innovative solution that supports the ADF during both the acquisition and sustainment phases.

David Ruff, CEO Babcock Australasia, said: ‘Babcock is the largest commercial procurer of helicopters in the world and we are the largest commercial operator of helicopters in Australia.

‘We understand what it takes to deliver mission-critical services to high-tempo operational customers who demand consistency, high-performance and exceptional safety.  Our established nation-wide presence, backed-up by an extensive global supply network, integrated into an experienced defence industry capability both in Australia and overseas, means that Babcock already has the ethos, the infrastructure and the people in place to provide a unique offering to defence as an independent capability partner.’

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