Logistic Engineering Services (LES) and BAE Systems Maritime Australia have signed a services agreement for software capability, training and consultancy services to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program. BAE Systems and LES have worked together across a number of projects since LES was established more than 20 years ago, including the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock LHD and JORN programs.

LES is a veteran-owned Australian small to medium enterprise with a strong pedigree in the provision of Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) Services to Department of Defence and Defence industry. Through its consultancy services, ILS training and delivery of sovereign software capability, LES will help BAE Systems Maritime Australia deliver ongoing training to their expanding workforce while providing specialist consultancy services in areas where specific skillsets take time to grow. In addition, BAE Systems Maritime Australia has purchased LES’ sovereign software (eMRD and eLORA) to support the management of specific ILS data. LES is very proud to be supporting the BAE Systems Maritime Australia team and the Hunter program, and we look forward to continuing this strong relationship.

BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, BAE Systems Maritime Australia (formerly ASC Shipbuilding), was awarded the head contract by the Australian government to deliver a fleet of nine anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy that will be critical in helping protect the nation for decades to come. The Hunter class frigates will replace Australia’s existing fleet of eight Anzac Class frigates and is the biggest surface ship project in Australia’s defence history.


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