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BAE Systems secures periscope modernisation order

BAE Systems Australia Head Office main entrance, South Australia
Adelaide, Australia – BAE Systems has commenced a project to deliver the most significant modification to the periscope systems for Australia’s Collins Class Submarines since their introduction into service.

The AUD $15 million update will see the majority of current analogue electronic subsystems replaced with digital systems.

BAE Systems will work closely over the next 26 months with sub-contractor Thales Optronics to design, develop, manufacture and install the new equipment into one Attack and one Search Periscope System.

Director, Land and Integrated Systems – Kim Scott said “we’ve been supporting the Collins Class Submarine periscope systems for more than two decades when the warships were first launched.”

“This new order demonstrates an on-going confidence in BAE Systems ability to deliver effective in-service support to the Collins Class.”

The work will be carried out in Mawson Lakes, South Australia and Glasgow, Scotland.

For further information contact:

Kaija Balodis, BAE Systems Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 8 8480 7002 Mob: +61 (0) 431 658 897

Stephen Bethel
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384795   

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