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...]

NSW government backs Thales plan to reactivate ship repair site

The New South Wales government has announced funding to renew the Fitzroy Street shipyard slipway to reactivate the Port of Newcastle and the Hunter region as a major ship repair and maintenance precinct. Thales Australia will begin stage one of a phased redevelopment of the site, creating 70 new jobs, stated Deputy Premier John Barilaro. “This ship repair operation for a … [Read more...]

Boeing agrees new C-17A sustainment contract for RAAF fleet

Boeing has signed a sustainment services contract to support the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet of eight C-17A Globemaster III heavy transport aircraft. The $70 million contract between Boeing Defence Australia and Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) supplements Australia’s membership of the Boeing Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program by … [Read more...]

Defence extends satellite contract with Optus

Defence has extended its Optus C1 satellite partnership with Optus well into the next decade, Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne has announced. “Optus will reconfigure the C1 satellite to operate in an inclined orbit to reduce onboard fuel usage and extend the life of the satellite as far as 2027,” Minister Payne stated. “The existing agreement with Optus was due to … [Read more...]