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BAE Systems delivers more AWD blocks

Air Warfare Destroyer
Williamstown, Victoria: A further two Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) blocks manufactured at BAE Systems’ Williamstown shipyard have been sent to Osborne, South Australia.

BAE Systems Director of Maritime Bill Saltzer said: “Our AWD Project team has again delivered a quality product, on schedule. Both blocks (111 and 415) for ship 3 were accepted by AWD lead shipbuilder ASC following inspections at the Williamstown shipyard prior to dispatch. 

“Our shipbuilders deserve recognition for the very high quality and productivity they have achieved for ship 2 and ship 3 blocks. We have made significant investments in improving our shipbuilding capability and this is benefitting our customer. On AWD blocks that we have produced for more than one ship, we have consistently achieved productivity improvements from one block to the next which demonstrates the benefits that can be achieved with continuous production.” 

Work is continuing on the remaining eight blocks for ship 3 which will be completed early next year.   

Note to editors:

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading designers, builders and systems integrators of naval ships and submarines. With significant maritime operations in the UK, US and Australia, the Company also offers an array of associated services, including training solutions, maintenance and modernisation programs to support ships and equipment in service around the world.   

For more information, please contact:

Mary-Anne Lane

BAE Systems Australia

Mary-Anne.Lane@baesystems.com

+61 478 301 716

Issued by:

BAE Systems Australia

Tel: +61 (0) 8 8480 8888

Email: auswebinfo@baesystems.com.au

Web: www.baesystems.com