Land and Maritime - Land | Maritime | Explosive Ordnance | Air Warfare Destroyer
Submarines - Collins Class Submarines | Future Submarines
DMO Budget - Finance
Collins sustainment is at the top of the Government’s Projects of Concern list and so Government, Defence and industry are working to improve the project’s performance. The Government commissioned John Coles to review the sustainment of Collins in 2011 and implementation of the Coles Report. Recommendations are currently being put in place.
ASC Pty Ltd maintains Australia’s 6 Collins Class Submarines - HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux, HMAS Sheean and HMAS Rankin.
DMO is working closely with Navy, the ASC Pty Ltd and its suppliers under a shared pain - shared gain business model to deliver more efficient and effective sustainment services. A new performance based maintenance and support contract for Collins was signed in June 2012 to improve Collins availability and reliability.
Phases of the Collins Class Program include:
The Collins Class Submarines
The characteristics and range of Collins Class submarines have been tailored specifically for its two-ocean surveillance role in the Royal Australian Navy. Designed to be as quiet as advanced technology can achieve, Collins Class submarines have evolved from five generations of submarines designed and built by the Swedish Navy.
The submarine moves silently on electric power supplied by banks of new-technology batteries. The batteries are charged by three on-board diesel generator sets.
The sophisticated combat system, which gathers intelligence from its sensors, computes received inputs and then launches and directs weapons, is an advance on any system currently available.
Each boat has been named after a distinguished former member of the RAN, some of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.