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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