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.
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