Northrop Grumman awarded RAAF C-27J sustainment contract

Northrop Grumman Australia has been awarded a performance-based contract to maintain the RAAF’s fleet of Leonardo/L-3 C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifters. The contract is for an initial five-year period, and will renew annually for up to 22 years under a “rolling wave” arrangement, should Northrop Grumman continue to meet performance targets. Ten C-27Js are on order for the … [Read more...]

Boeing establishes Australian sustainment for C-17A fleet

Boeing Defence Australia has completed all of the initial activities required to establish a local sustainment management program for the Royal Australian Air Force’s C-17A Globemaster heavy transport fleet that is cost-effective and flexible. This was achieved at the beginning of October, three months after contract signature, Boeing stated. The C-17’s ability to take on … [Read more...]

Cairns Marine Precinct upgrade moves ahead

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced that the federal government is providing $24 million towards the upgrade of the Cairns Marine Precinct. Agreements have been signed with Norship Marine, BSE Cairns Slipway and Tropical Reef Shipyard, with funding set to flow from the government for a variety of work to increase the capability and capacity of the … [Read more...]

Boeing expands RAAF classic Hornet maintenance role

Boeing Defence Australia will look after RAAF F/A-18A/B ‘classic’ Hornet logistics, engineering and maintenance services following the expansion of the company’s existing Classic Hornet Sustainment Support contract. The expanded scope of the $145 million contract sees Boeing Defence Australia become the classic Hornet’s ‘weapon system integrator’ through until the jet’s … [Read more...]

ASC West submarine maintenance facility receives upgrade

A major upgrade to the ASC West submarine support and repair facility has been declared open. The $12.5 million redevelopment will improve productivity and reliability through a maintenance support tower, sky bridge and new amenities and office areas, significantly cutting the time that workers spend accessing a submarine under maintenance, ASC stated. ASC West carries out … [Read more...]