in Defence

BAE Systems enters LHD Sustainment and Support bid

Posted 15 October 2018 · Add Comment

BAE Systems has submitted its bid to the Australian Government to provide ongoing sustainment and support for the Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock ships (LHD), LHD Landing Craft (LLC) and associated shore support facilities.



Above: HMAS Canberra sails through Sydney Harbour.
Courtesy RAN photo


BAE Systems has partnered with Atlantic & Peninsula Australia, Saab Australia and Navantia Australia to offer an experienced programme team to maintain the capabilities of the LHD assets, optimise the sustainment and support system and deliver the best outcome for the Commonwealth.

BAE Systems Australia was the prime contractor for the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) project and has provided the initial five-year in-service support for the ships.

The company has supported HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide from their base at the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Garden Island facility, providing the sustainment necessary to ensure the ships are capable and available to undertake a range of operational requirements.

Atlantic & Peninsula Australia has delivered support to HMAS Choules built on inherent platform knowledge and extensive amphibious ship support experience. Saab has unique knowledge of the LHD Combat System and proven collaboration within the ANZAC Enterprise.

Navantia is the LHD platform designer and constructed the hulls for the Canberra class. Navantia is also the platform designer and prime contractor for the twelve LLCs. The LLCs were designed and built to specifically operate with the RAN’s two LHDs.

BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Gabby Costigan said: “BAE Systems is proud to have submitted its response to the Australian Government for the LHD Asset Class Prime Contractor (ACPC) programme. We have a long history of supporting the LHD and maritime sustainment for the RAN that not only includes the LHD but also four other classes of ships.

“Through our role in the LHDs acquisition and transition to service, we have developed a deep understanding of them and we have a strong Australian supply chain in place to support their sustainment.

“We have partnered with the right companies to ensure we provide the best customer offering. Our commitment to maritime sustainment as well as our role in shipbuilding supports the Government’s plans for a future naval shipbuilding industry that delivers comprehensive Australian Industrial Capability and supports local jobs and the wider economy.”
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

G4S safe transportation recognised by BGC

G4S has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to safe driving practices in Iraq by Basrah Gas Company (BGC), after reaching a key milestone of safely transporting BGC employees 15 million kilometres with no major incidents.

UK Space Agency seeks GNSS solutions

UK organisations can express an interest in seeking funding to develop receivers for a future UK global navigation satellite system (GNSS), with the best ideas possibly in line for contracts under the Small Business Research

Vertical Aerospace flies eVTOL capable of carrying 250kg

Bristol-based startup Vertical Aerospace has revealed flight footage of an electric vertical take off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) capable of carrying loads of up to 250kg - the first company in the world to do so.

Airbus and Delta form digital alliance

Airbus and Delta Air Lines are forming a digital alliance to develop new predictive maintenance and health-monitoring solutions for airline customers worldwide from 2020.

50 airports now carbon neutral in Europe

Ahead of the COP25 due to kick off in Santiago de Chile next month, European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today gave an update on the progress airports have made to deliver on their commitment to reach 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030.

Birmingham Airport recycles unwanted suitcases

Birmingham Airport recently arranged its first suitcase collection as part of its new partnership with Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children wherein empty suitcases discarded by passengers are being donated to Newlife to be

ODU 0201311219
See us at
SMI GMS BT1906071119ADSS1000DBT1706171019SMI ActiveP BT1206121119DSEI JP BT1605201119VIDSE BT1605060320SMI FAV BT1006141119FIL20BT010819260720