COVID-19 - Message to Clients regarding business continuity

25 March 2020

Defence is an essential service and together we are making an important contribution to Government and the community. We, and they, have an important role to play throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst there have been minor changes in how we are conducting business in this ever changing environment, we remain committed to ensuring that Defence is able to fulfil its ability to serve Australia’s national interests.

I would like to assure you that Navantia Australia is taking every precaution available to protect our employees, their families and the community while continuing to provide the services our clients and business partners require.

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Navantia celebrates end of AWD program and acceptance of third AWD, Sydney, by Navy

4 March 2020

Navantia celebrated the formal acceptance of the third and final Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney, by the Royal Australian Navy on Friday 28 February 2020 at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. The delivery of this ship also marks the end of the 13-year program, which was established to deliver three of the most lethal and capable warships the Australian Navy has ever possessed.

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Platform system integration adds value through davit replacement

24 January 2020

Navantia Australia was recognised by the Destroyer Enterprise for their outstanding work on the davit replacement project. The sea boat davit plays a critical role in enhancing today’s Navy capability due to the increasing reliance on rapid response boarding parties in maritime operations. This davit capability upgrade is a key milestone for the whole of the Destroyer Enterprise being the first time that the Enterprise had to manage such a major design change to the DDG platform Baseline. All stakeholders have learnt many lessons through the journey.

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NUSHIP Supply commissioning crew prepares for arrival of new AOR

21 January 2020

Navantia Australia has been building a close relationship with the ship’s company ahead of the delivery of the unit later this year. One of the efforts Navantia has done to assist the ship’s company was to support them in preparing for this gathering.

NUSHIP Supply (II) is the lead ship of two Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships currently being built for the Royal Australian Navy by Navantia.

The Australian Supply class ships are based on the Spanish Navy's Cantabria class design. The ships are intended to carry fuel, dry cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts to provide operational support for the deployed naval or combat forces operating far from the port on the high seas for longer periods.

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An Engineering Capability Developed Specifically for Sustainment

30 August 2019

The systems engineering life-cycle is well understood and consistently applied to acquisition phases of naval asset procurement. The logical steps from project feasibility, the establishment of the CONOPS and requirements baseline, design phases, verification and validation and transfer to operation are consistently followed under the acquisition ASDEFCON framework. But what of the design process in the asset sustainment phase?

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