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Approved Major Capital Equipment Projects

Top 30 Projects by 2004-05 Expenditure

SEA 1429 Ph 2 New Heavyweight Torpedo

Prime contractors: Under a memorandum of understanding, the United States Department of Defense established an armaments cooperative project, with work being performed by the United States Navy (Naval Undersea Warfare Centre) and Raytheon. ASC Pty Ltd is undertaking integration on the platform.

This project will acquire an anti-surface, anti-submarine heavyweight torpedo for the Collins-class submarines to replace the United States Navy Mk 48 Mod 4 heavyweight torpedo currently in-service.

The project scope includes the acquisition of the weapons, associated logistic support, weapon system interface equipment, operational support and test equipment, and transition-into-service. The torpedo maintenance facility upgrade was completed in March 2005.

A platform-design contract was established with ASC Pty Ltd with submarine integration design work scheduled for completion by March 2006. This is later than the previous forecast due to delays in finalising the design, but there is no impact on the overall schedule for the new torpedo. Installation of modifications to the first submarine will be completed in late 2006 with progressive introduction in the remainder of the class through to 2010.

The project exceeded its 2004-05 revised estimated expenditure due to a requirement to bring forward some payments to the United States Department of Defense.

This project contributes to Navy capability.

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