Prime Contractor: The AWD Alliance (comprising the DMO, ASC AWD Shipbuilder Proprietary Limited and Raytheon Australia Proprietary Limited).
Project Description: The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program is being delivered under an alliance-based contracting arrangement between ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd, Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd and the Government, represented by the DMO.
This project will deliver three Hobart class AWDs and their support system to the Navy, providing a significant increase in defence capabilities, from area air-defence and escort duties, right through to peacetime national tasking and diplomatic missions.
During 2013-14, this project will achieve a number of key milestones, including the completion of block consolidation and integration for Ship 01, Hobart, and the keel-laying for Ship 02, Brisbane. The AWD Alliance will continue to receive deliveries of combat system equipment for the future destroyers and blocks will continue to arrive in Adelaide for Ship 02 and Ship 03.
The key challenge for this project is to maintain an efficient, sustainable workforce that is successful in progressing the consolidation and integration of the AWDs, leading into through-life support activities for the destroyers and future initiatives to protect the naval shipbuilding industry capability ahead of
the future submarine program.
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