Our Partners & the Supply Chain

Partnerships are essential for delivering a national shipbuilding enterprise. Navantia Australia has been working with Australian partners for over a decade and over that time we have been able to witness first-hand the expertise which is growing in the Australian shipbuilding and sustainment ecosystem.

Navantia Australia is leveraging our global supply network through the introduction and systematic development of cross platform commonalities on the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks and LHD Landing Craft, Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers and Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships.

By developing and measuring the common approach to the different platforms, we are able to leverage off our parent company, Navantia in Spain, to transfer technology and system know how to the already vibrant and capable Australian Defence Industry suppliers.

Navantia Australia is working with our current supply base and are actively seeking new suppliers to complement our offerings to the Commonwealth across all supported platforms with assistance from Australian Government agencies such as ODIS and associations like Australian Industry Defence Network (AIDN), Australian Defence Association – Victoria (ADA VIC), and the Defence Teaming Centre.

Working closely with the Commonwealth, Navantia Australia looks forward to offering innovative, affordable and lasting solutions to our customer.


Supply Chain Partnerships

From family owned companies such as Tasmania’s Taylor Bros through to Australian icons like Bluescope Steel, Australian industry is a vital part of Navantia Australia’s shipbuilding capability. By partnering with Australian Industry, we are helping Australian small and medium enterprises enter the global market and are creating export opportunities for Australian businesses.

We work with Australian industry leaders such as Sage Automation, CEA Technologies, Saab Australia and L3Harris and have have a two decade strong history of collaboration with global leader, Lockheed Martin, in intergrating their Aegis combat management system into our designs.

Navantia Australia is committed to engaging with suppliers who source ethically and sustainably. Navantia Australia seeks to advance the understanding and respect for human rights in our operations and supply chains.  We are committed to contributing to the elimination of modern slavery, which is a growing and complex problem.



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The fundamental openness, trust, and transparency between Lockheed Martin and Navantia laid a tremendous foundation 20 years ago to build a world-class capability for the Spanish Navy, the Royal Norwegian Navy, and the Royal Australian Navy. Today, the future remains bright as we look across the world and continue to expand Aegis alongside the tremendous shipbuilding capability that Navantia brings.
Michele Evans Lockheed Martin Vice President, Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors

Technology Partner Network Delivering sovereign capability through Australian industry partnerships

Navantia Australia is continuing to build sovereign capability for Australian industry through the establishment of its Technology Partner Network in support of the next phase of Plan Galileo implementation.

Focused on building sovereign capabilities for Australia’s naval shipbuilding and sustainment enterprise, Navantia Australia’s Technology Partner Network (TPN) creates opportunities for real work for Australian Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) by enhancing their capability to support naval programs. The TPN provides the Commonwealth with a coordinated engineering capacity, and ensure Australian SMEs can continue to build capability, knowledge and expertise in ongoing defence programs.

Navantia Australia’s inaugural Technology Partner Network cohort at Indo Pacific 2023

We are very pleased to be included within Navantia Australia’s designer network. We have been working on Navantia’s platforms for many years, commencing work on Landing Helicopter Docks on behalf of the Commonwealth in 2007 and in recent years working directly in support of Navantia Australia. We congratulate Navantia Australia on its many successful Australian programs and on this TPN initiative, where AMT’s team of naval ship designers and engineers look forward to building its collaborative relationship with Navantia Australia into its range of Royal Australian Navy Platforms.
Rob Dunbar Managing Director, Australian Maritime Technologies (AMT)
As Australia’s leading sovereign supplier of systems engineering, digital transformation, training and through-life support services, SAGE Group is proud to be part of Navantia’s Technology Partner Network (TPN). We have a long association with Navantia and the TPN eco-system is a wonderful collaboration which supports Navantia’s naval sustainment obligations and also serves as a vehicle to help transfer technology and skills to bolster Australia’s sovereign capability in defence.
Adam Kiryk Head of Defence, SAGE Group

Case Studies

Nurturing SMEs case study Taylor Bros

Taylor Bros is a third-generation, Tasmanian family business that specialises in outfit accommodation services to the marine industry. The business has grown from building timber yachts and small coastal and river craft to become a multi-disciplined marine engineering company. In recent years Navantia has recognised Taylor Bros as a key Australian supplier.

Since their first visit to Navantia’s facilities in Spain in 2008, Taylors Bros have established themselves as a key partner for our ships and have supplied equipment for the Hobart Class, Canberra Class and now also the two AORs, Supply and Stalwart.

Nurturing SMEs case study Shadbolt Group

Since 2006, Navantia has worked closely with the Shadbolt Group, helping them to grow their capability for shipbuilding manufacturing and processes. The Shadbolt Group has been a major construction partner on the Hobart Class Destroyers and Canberra Class LHDs.

We have helped the Shadbolt Group to expand from simply manufacturing to also providing support services, and they are now providing these services for the Canberra Class.