The partnership which includes BAE Systems Australia, Saab Australia Pty Ltd, Naval Ship Management Pty Ltd and the Commonwealth of Australia is valued at over $2 billion over eight years. Central to the new agreement is the RAN’s requirement for improved capability and availability of the fleet.
BAE Systems involvement in the alliance known as the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) will include asset management in Rockingham (Western Australia), platform engineering and integration support in Williamstown (Victoria) and major refit and upgrade implementation at Henderson (Western Australia).
The initial program agreement covering the first 18 months of work under the program was signed on 30 June and includes work to be done on the first ship to enter the Life of Type Assurance Programme (LOTAP) at the Company’s Henderson shipyard.
BAE Systems manages a broad program of warship engineering services through its team of more than 250 engineers located in Williamstown (Victoria), including the design work for the Platform Systems Remediation (PSR) project, which will be implemented on the lead ship HMAS PERTH during the period of this first program agreement.