Austal teams with Rhode & Schwarz for ANZAC frigate communications upgrade.

Leading Australian defence prime contractor, Austal, announced on 22 August that it has teamed with Rohde & Schwarz, internationally renowned supplier of integrated defence communications systems, to submit a proposal to the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) in response to the SEA 1442 Phase 4 request for tender. SEA 1442 is a maritime communications modernisation program for the eight ANZAC Class Frigates of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) that will provide a significant capability improvement to the existing communications environment between RAN assets in support of Network Centric Warfare.

2nd Sep 2011



Austal teams with Rhode & Schwarz for ANZAC frigate communications upgrade.

Leading Australian defence prime contractor, Austal, announced on 22 August that it has teamed with Rohde & Schwarz, internationally renowned supplier of integrated defence communications systems, to submit a proposal to the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) in response to the SEA 1442 Phase 4 request for tender.
SEA 1442 is a maritime communications modernisation program for the eight ANZAC Class Frigates of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) that will provide a significant capability improvement to the existing communications environment between RAN assets in support of Network Centric Warfare.

The 2011 Defence Capability Plan indicates the expected acquisition cost for this program is “$300million to $500million (Low end of band)”.

Austal says its ability to submit this response demonstrates not only the Company’s expanded capabilities in its Systems division, but also a continued strengthening of the Group’s defence credentials, demonstrated most recently by the award of a contract by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service for the supply and support of eight 58m Cape Class Patrol Boats.

Austal Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Bellamy, commented “our partnership with Rohde & Schwarz will add further momentum to the growth of Austal’s capabilities as a prime defence contractor. Austal is very pleased to have formed this close working relationship with Rohde & Schwarz, who are internationally recognised for their experience in the field of integrated communications systems.”

 

 

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