NSAG, a Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation joint venture, has received a $2.8 million purchase order which will see NSAG supply the integrated platform management system (IPMS) to the Royal Australian Navy’s AOR (auxiliary oil replenishment)
The order for the ships, currently under construction under Defence’s SEA1654 program, was signed in Adelaide on May 23.
Developed by NSAG, the IPMS has already been installed on the two Canberra-class amphibious assault ships and aboard the three Hobart-class destroyers.
Navantia Australia’s managing director Francisco Barón has welcomed the announcement and used the occasion to highlight the importance of partnering with Australian experts to contribute to the Australian ship building industry.
“NSAG will play a critical role in continuing to develop skills to support the naval shipbuilding industry into the future as we support the Government’s naval shipbuilding enterprise,” Barón said.
“The NSAG joint venture between Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation is a key partnership which Navantia Australia has undertaken to help grow Australian skills and capabilities to contribute to these important programs,” SAGE Automation’s CEO Adrian Fahey said.