BAE Systems Australia – Contract extension


BAE Systems has welcomed a one year, $12 million contract extension that will see the company support the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic fleet until 2020.

Around 60 people based in Cairns are directly involved with the In Service Support Contract, valued at $436 million.

Over the past two years the team has increased significantly to provide improved sustainment to the Hydrographic platforms.

Cairns ISS Program Manager, Phil Jakes said the team has worked very hard over the last 12 months to improve performance and exceed customer expectations.

“We have established a capability to improve engineering within the project,” Phil said. “Importantly, we have also improved and maintained a commendable safety record.”

Under the contract, BAE Systems supports two Hydrographic Ships (HS), six Survey Motor Boats (SMB) and four Survey Motor Launch (SML) as well as two SMBs in the Hydrographic school and one SMB that supports surveys in the Antarctic.
More than 30 local companies are directly involved with BAE Systems work supporting the Hydrographic fleet.

BAE Systems Australia is the leading sustainment provider to the Royal Australian Navy. As well as the Hydrographic fleet, the company is also supporting and upgrading the ANZAC Class Frigates, sustaining the largest ships in the fleet – the Landing Helicopter Docks, as well as the Adelaide Class Frigates and Minehunters and will play a key role in the transition of the Air Warfare Destroyers into service. As Managing Contractor we are designing and implementing the transition model and subsequent ISS contractual framework on behalf of the CASG and Royal Australian Navy

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