Defence retains overall responsibility for the project management and delivery of the three Air Warfare Destroyers. Defence, through the Minister for Defence, is responsible to the people of Australia for ensuring that the future AWDs are delivered to the Royal Australian Navy on time, on budget and to the required capability. Defence is committed to delivering the most capable ship for the future security needs of the nation.
As an integrated member of the AWD Alliance, Defence is working alongside ASC and Raytheon Australia staff in the AWD Systems Centre across a range of technical, financial and project management areas throughout the life of the program. Defence will work closely with Defence and Industry stakeholders to ensure maximum practical Australian Industry involvement in the construction and delivery of the three ships.