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With naval design and engineering resources unparalleled within Australia’s defence industry, ASC is Australia’s largest specialised defence shipbuilding organisation as well as the nation’s last remaining Australian-owned prime defence contractor.

As the Air Warfare Destroyer Shipbuilder, ASC manages:

  • Block construction and integration, including combat and platform systems integration and fabrication;
  • Subcontracting selected blocks;
  • Production design;
  • Planning and scheduling;
  • Supply chain management for major systems and equipment;
  • Platform integrated lifecycle support planning;
  • Liaison with Navantia, the platform system designer; and
  • Ship testing and activation.

In support of the AWD project, ASC spent $120 million upgrading its shipyard – ASC South – to allow fabrication and construction of the ship blocks, assembly of the ships, outfitting work, set-to-work of equipment and systems, and trial activities.

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