BAE Systems Wins Australian LHD Support Deal

A key contract for supporting Australia’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ships (LHDs) has been awarded to BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Ltd.

 

Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), Mr Warren King, today announced the contract to support the two LHDs over the next four years.

“BAE Systems will provide a continuity of knowledge and experience as they maintain the LHDs during this vital transition period from the acquisition project to full operational service with Navy,” Mr King said.

He said BAE Systems are best placed to ensure that sustainment requirements of engineering maintenance and supply support for the LHDs are met in an efficient, effective and economical manner.

The LHD Transition In-Service Support Contract has a budget of approximately $220 million over four years.

The majority of the work is expected to take place in Sydney where the LHDs will be home ported, resulting in the creation of over 40 new jobs.

Press Release, September 26, 2014; Image: Australian Navy

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