Download a copy of the Defence Capability Plan 2009 (published July 2009) in Adobe PDF format.
SCAP1 Seahawk Capability Assurance Program 1
SCAP1 is to address immediate Seahawk obsolescence issues including Tactical Display Units, Engine Control Units, Automatic Flight Control System, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and the Mission System Simulator.
The future management of Seahawk capability was originally to be provided under AIR 9000 Phase 3 as the Seahawk Mid-life Upgrade and Extension. The strategy for maintaining Seahawk capability until the transition to AIR 9000 Phase 8 is now focused on maximising the number of aircraft available for operations by undertaking a lower risk program that only addresses obsolescence without capability enhancements.
It is anticipated that the components will be sourced from specialist original equipment manufacturers in Australia or overseas, and fitted in the aircraft in Australia.
Deeper level maintenance and through-life support is intended to be conducted in Australia and overseas under the Seahawk support arrangements.
Capabilities and related activities that may provide opportunities for Australian industry in these phases include:
|Activity||Communications Security||Rotary & Fixed Wing Aircraft|
|Assemble / Install||D|
|Education / Training||D|
|In-Service / Through-life Support||D||D|
|Modelling / Simulation||D|
|Repair and Maintain||D|
|Software Development / Support||D|
|Test and Evaluate||D|
|ACAT Attribute||Complexity Level Assessment|
|Acquisition Cost||Level 3 Moderate $100m - $500m (Towards the lower end of the band)|
|Project Management Complexity||Level 3 Moderate|
|Schedule||Level 2 High|
|Technical Difficulty||Level 2 High|
|Operation and Support||Level 3 Moderate|
|Commercial||Level 2 High|
The ACAT Level assessed for Phase 1 is ACAT III.
|First Pass Approval||
FY 2009-10 to FY 2010-11
|Initial Operating Capability||
2010 to 2012
Deputy Director Maritime Aviation
Defence Materiel Organisation:
Manager Seahawk Capability Assurance Program