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Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Materiel and Science, today announced that the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance has selected Thales Australia Limited as the preferred supplier for satellite communications (SATCOM) equipment for the Hobart Class destroyers. Read full article
Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Materiel and Science, and Sharon Grierson MP, Federal Member for Newcastle, today met local apprentices and workers at Forgacs shipyard in Newcastle who are fabricating hull blocks for Australia’s three Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD).
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Three shipyards in three states, hundreds of people and dozens of both large and small contractors across the country have begun constructing Australia’s next generation air warfare destroyers.
The CEO of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance, John Gallacher said today the $8 billion project had successfully completed the design phase and had begun construction of the three Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs). Read full article
The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance has taken another major step towards putting in place the major elements of the combat system for Australia’s three air warfare destroyers with the selection of the preferred supplier of the ships’ Electronic Warfare (EW) capability. Read full article
On 14 April Mr Combet, Minister for Defence Materiel and Science, announced that the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance has selected ITT–EDO Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems, Inc as the preferred supplier for the electronic warfare system for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs).
“This is a modern electronic warfare system that uses proven technology and delivers the right capability and value for money. The solution also involves Australian companies and incorporates home-grown technology,” Mr Combet said.
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