Warship alliance in Australia welcomes contract extension
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The WAMA is an syndication of BAE Systems Australia, Saab Australia, Naval Ship Management and the Commonwealth Government and sustains hundreds of skilled shipbuilding jobs at Henderson supporting a strong local supply chain.
The timing of the Transition Sufficiency Assurance Program (TransCAP) will uncurl with BAE Systems’ plans to modernise its Henderson site so that ramified sufficiency upgrades can be delivered increasingly efficiently.
BAE Systems Australia — Maritime Sutainment Delivery Director, Greg Laxton said:
“We’re excited to protract our work with the WAMA delivering through life support and windfall management of the Anzac Class. We will later move to unhook the TransCAP which will include providing greater missile sufficiency for the ships. We have ripened a hair-trigger ship management sufficiency at Henderson, which has delivered significant ship-to-ship efficiencies. We’re investing in the local facilities, bringing innovation from the Hunter Class Frigate Program and the digital shipyard at Osborne to Henderson.”
Greg Laxton, Maritime Sutainment Delivery Director
Saab Australia Managing Director, Andy Keough CSC said, “As the nation’s sovereign gainsay management system provider for the Royal Australian Navy’s surface fleet, Saab Australia is delighted to protract its long-term role as the gainsay systems integrator for Australia’s Anzac Class frigates, delivering wearing whet sufficiency and in-service support under the WAMA contract.”
Babcock’s General Manager — Warships Australia, Gavin Stewart stated, “Babcock, through its Australian warship semester Naval Ship Management, welcomes the extension of the WAMA. We squint forward to towers on the 10 years of wits once provided in safely delivering the sustainment needs of the Royal Australian Navy for the Anzac Class platform. Our tropical partnerships with local industry in both Henderson and Sydney and the promotion of sovereign engagement, combined with the dedication and skills of our people, enables us to reliably provide this national maritime sustainment solution for the RAN.“
“We are proud of the contribution we make under the WAMA, to alimony the Anzac squadron at sea, operationally available, and effective.” he added.
The contract extension will imbricate the final 12 months of the current Anzac Mid-Life Sufficiency Program (AMCAP) which is due to finish in 2024 pursuit work on HMAS Ballarat and HMAS Parramatta.
It will moreover imbricate the start of the Transition Sufficiency Assurance Program (TransCAP) which will see work on HMAS Anzac, Warramunga and Arunta to ensure they protract to serve and protect Australia.
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