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Frazer-Nash to deliver landing helicopter dock ships to Australia

Posted 12 April 2013 · Add Comment

Engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash has announced that it is to work with the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) to support the delivery of a new amphibious capability – two landing helicopter docks (LHD) called the Canberra Class.

The announcement comes following the company’s successful contract awarded in 2011 by the UK MoD to provide similar engineering services support for the military afloat reach and sustainability (MARS) tanker project.
Since 2011 Frazer-Nash consultancy has continued to provide the MARS tanker and QEC programmes with specialist support services to help ensure that the design of the platforms fully meets the contract specification.
The introduction to service of the LHD platforms constitutes the first new Royal Australian Navy procurement for a number of years.
Frazer-Nash Consultancy will provide core engineering skills such as naval architecture, marine mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, combat system engineering and communications engineering expertise to conduct verification and validation activities.
Paul Havron, surface ships business manager at Frazer-Nash said: “We are delighted to be working with the Australian Commonwealth on the LHD project. The experience we gained through working with the MoD in the UK on MARS and QEC demonstrated to the DoD that Frazer-Nash has the right pedigree, experience and skills mix to help support this flagship project in Australia.
“The LHD work will be delivered from our Australian offices while our UK office will continue to support the MARS programme.  

“As with the MoD, we will provide the DoD with access to a broad and experienced engineering team, which will help to ensure success during the build and acceptance phases of the LHD project.”      

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