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13th Flag Review Board
23 Jun 2016

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. Read full article

Sydney's final block delivery
10 Jun 2016

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! Read full article

Hobart commences Main Engine Light-Off activities
29 Apr 2016

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. Read full article

AWD Project Update April 2016
07 Apr 2016

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. Read full article

Training Readiness Review
07 Mar 2016

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. Read full article

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