Defence

Andrei Ezergailis

Andrei EzergailisAndrei spent nearly 24 years in the Royal Australian Navy as a Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer on Submarines, before joining ASC in August 2017 to lead ASC’s Asset Management efforts.

Defence News

Simultaneous Launch of Maritime Assets

Two Guardian Pass patrol boats were simultaneously launched at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, WA.

The Australian Marine Complex leads the world in the construction of high speed, lightweight vessels. The maritime precinct, where the two Guardian Pass patrol boats were launched, is approximately 35 hectares in area, and is home to five primary shipbuilders1. Austal, a global defence prime contractor, has designed and built the Patrol Class for the Commonwealth of Australia2.

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New Technologies to Hobart Class

BAE Systems are delivering new technologies that will enable data-driven decision-making for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) three Hobart Class destroyers through the Destroyer Enterprise Charter.

The Charter was launched in late 2019 to support the warships and transition them into service. BAE Systems is the managing contractor of the Destroyer Enterprise, with industry partners including Navantia Australia, Raytheon, Thales, CASG, and RAN1.

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Defence Assets

The Australian Army received news of an upgrade to its armed reconnaissance capability, following the selection of Boeing’s Apache Guardian to replace the ARH Tiger from 2025.

Boeing’s Apache AH64E helicopter is equipped with improved sensors, communication suites, attack capabilities, and improved survivability. It is the most lethal and lowest-risk option, and meets all of the defence’s requirements for assets, such as through-life support and high-detail security function1.

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Armoured Vehicles Support

Armoured Vehicles Support

The Australian Army is powering ahead with infrastructure on site at defence bases.

The new facilities to be built at Puckapunyal, Lavarack Barracks and Edinburgh Defence Precinct will strengthen the ADF’s maintenance of its fleet of armoured vehicles. The next generation of fighting vehicles including the Projects Land 400, Land 907 Phase 2, and Land 8160 Phase 1 over the next thirty years.

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