Today’s announcement that BAE Systems has joined the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) reform project has been welcomed by the company as a “positive step” towards helping to turn the project around.
Under the agreement, BAE Systems will be providing a team of highly experienced shipbuilders and executives from its Australian and global businesses to assist with reform activities.
The company’s recent delivery of Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS CANBERRA, Australia’s largest and most complex warship to date, and the construction and delivery of high quality AWD hull blocks, demonstrates that BAE Systems has the necessary shipbuilding capability, skills and experience to make a major contribution.
BAE Systems Australia’s Chief Executive, David Allott, said, “The Australian Government has made it clear that turning this program around is critical to the future of Australian naval shipbuilding.
“We look forward to supporting the Government by bringing our global complex shipbuilding capability to deliver this important goal, while standing ready to support any future needs the Commonwealth might have.”
Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Dec 9, 2014