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RAN training centre facility expansion complete
A new extension to the Royal Australian Navy Training Systems Centre at Randwick Barracks is complete and ready for the first navy training course to begin, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 13 January.
The facilities created by the $24 million extension, carried out by St Hilliers, will support specialised training for crews of the two new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships being procured for the Royal Australian Navy.
The first of these Supply class vessels, HMAS Supply, is planned to enter service in 2020, with full operational capability scheduled for 2022. The second, HMAS Stalwart, is expected to enter service in 2022.
Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, said: ‘The training centre extension includes specialist training rooms and simulators to train navy’s crews in how to operate and maintain the new Supply class vessels.
‘These works are the first to be completed under the navy Capability Infrastructure Sub-programme, which involves approximately $2 billion of new facilities and infrastructure works to be delivered across Australia over the next seven years.’
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