AWD News /Article/News.aspx News en-AU Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:23:34 GMT Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:23:34 GMT AWD Alliance Starts Hobart’s Gas Turbine Engines http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=80 Months of hard work from Production and Test and Activation has resulted in the successful commissioning of the AWD Gas Turbines on Hobart. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:30:00 GMT Ship 2 Shaft Shifted in a Day http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=81 With a timeline of only eight months to complete the installation of the Propulsion Shaft Line on Ship 2, the Shafting Team has been highly effective in evaluating and implementing lessons learnt from the Ship 1 installation, a process which previously took 12 months to complete. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:30:00 GMT Impressive Efficiency for Ship 3 http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=77 The consolidation of Ship 3 continues with the load out and capping of Block 405 onto Block 103. This took place on Wednesday 22 June, after Sydney’s AFT Diesel Generator Engine Room and AFT Main Switchboard Room were successfully loaded out. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT 13th Flag Review Board http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=78 The 13th Flag Review Board was held this week at the AWD Systems Centre. Rear Admiral Jon Hill, the Program Executive Officer Integrated Warfare Systems USN and Mary Kiefer from Lockheed Martin, joined Commodore Craig Bourke, AWD Program Manager and Lloyd Beckett, AWD Alliance General Manager to focus on the lessons learnt from Ship 1 FMS and how they are being applied to Ship 2 and 3. The first day was industry focused, while the second day focused on Government to Government. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT Sydney's final block delivery http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=79 With the roll-off of the final Ship 3 blocks last week, the Block Transport Team has been involved in the successful delivery of 68 blocks. As blocks weigh between 100 to 200 tonnes and range in size and dimensions – transporting blocks is no easy feat! Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT Hobart commences Main Engine Light-Off activities http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=82 This week the AWD Alliance reached another major milestone in the lead up to sea trials for Hobart with the commencement of ‘Main Engine Light-Off’ - or starting of one of the main engines that will drive the ship’s propellers. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:30:00 GMT AWD Project Update April 2016 http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=76 This week marks further progress for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project, as the Royal Australian Navy officially opened its Navy Training Systems Centre at Randwick Barracks in New South Wales on 8 April. Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:30:00 GMT Training Readiness Review http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=75 The AWD Alliance successfully completed its final Training Readiness Review last week with a presentation to a panel which included strong representation from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The completion of this review is a major milestone for the program as it signifies agreement from the RAN that the program is ready to commence training. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:30:00 GMT Combat systems on-board Hobart come alive http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=74 The past few weeks have seen the combat systems and test activities come alive. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:30:00 GMT AWD Reform Long-Term Arrangements Announced http://www.ausawd.com/Article/NewsDetail.aspx?id=73 The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance welcomes the Government’s announcement today on the long-term arrangements for the AWD program. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 10:30:00 GMT