ASC nets Australian Navy submariner training contract extension

Leaders and staff of the RAN, ASC and the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, WA, on occasion of renewed contract signing, Photo: ASC

The Australian defense department has awarded ASC Pty Ltd a contract extension to continue to deliver training services for submariners serving aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarines.

Australian defense minister Marise Payne said the contract ensures all submarine crews will have the skills and knowledge to operate the Collins-class submarines safely and effectively.

“ASC has been a trusted partner for over 25 years in delivering submariner training at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling,” Minister Payne said.

The services include operator, maintainer and operational training for all submariners throughout their submarine career.

The contract is for an initial period of five years, with two possible extensions of three years each.

ASC managing director and chief executive officer Stuart Whiley said he looks forward to continuing the longstanding and collaborative partnership with the Royal Australian Navy and its submariners.

“ASC is committed to working closely with Navy to ensure submarine crews have the skills and knowledge to operate the Collins Class submarines safely and effectively,” Whiley said. “As part of our training offering, ASC uses innovative training techniques such as virtual reality and simulation in order to enhance submarine familiarity and maintenance proficiency.”

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