The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance (the Alliance) is a collaborative set of arrangements between the Commonwealth of Australia, Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd, Navantia S.A and ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd (supported by Bath Iron Works Australia Corporation). The Alliance is not a corporate entity, partnership, or joint venture and has no legal capacity. No participant in the Alliance has the authority to act as agent or otherwise enter into any commitments whatsoever on behalf of any other participant in the Alliance. No participant in the Alliance acts for, or in partnership with, the Commonwealth of Australia.
Neither the Commonwealth of Australia nor any Alliance participants will be responsible for any arrangements made or obligations entered into unless they have been previously authorised in writing by an appropriate Commonwealth officer or authorised representative of the relevant Alliance participant, as applicable.