09 Desember 2014
Air Warfare Destroyer (image : Aus DoD)
NAVANTIA will participate in the AWD Reform
The Commonwealth of Australia has announced the AWD Program Reform arrangements for an interim phase, where Navantia will increase its participation on the program and play an important role in putting the program on track. A team of skilled Navantia personnel will arrive in Australia to support the construction of the AWD at the ASC shipyard in South Australia.
Navantia is fully confident of the outcomes from this collaboration with the AWD Program. This will bring the expertise of Navantia as a builder of five (5) F-100 Frigates, the sister ship of the Spanish Navy AWDs. Navantia will closely collaborate with ASC, BAE and Alliance members to improve the current status of the Program.
The participation of Navantia in this Interim Phase Contract plus the opening of the Technical Operation Center in Adelaide in November 2014 will contribute significantly to consolidate Navantia Australia as an Australian Company in engineering and project management, to deliver its best services to Defence in Australia. (Navantia)
BAE Systems Joins Air Warfare Destroyer Program Reform Team
ADELAIDE, Australia: Today’s announcement that BAE Systems has joined the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) reform project has been welcomed by the company as a “positive step” towards helping to turn the project around.
Under the agreement, BAE Systems will be providing a team of highly experienced shipbuilders and executives from its Australian and global businesses to assist with reform activities.
The company’s recent delivery of Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS CANBERRA, Australia’s largest and most complex warship to date, and the construction and delivery of high quality AWD hull blocks, demonstrates that BAE Systems has the necessary shipbuilding capability, skills and experience to make a major contribution.
BAE Systems Australia’s Chief Executive, David Allott, said, “The Australian Government has made it clear that turning this program around is critical to the future of Australian naval shipbuilding.
“We look forward to supporting the Government by bringing our global complex shipbuilding capability to deliver this important goal, while standing ready to support any future needs the Commonwealth might have.”