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STANDARD MISSILE REPLACEMENT
SEA 1390 PHASE 4B ($36 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: US Department of Defense under an
FMS arrangement and various commercial contracts - Lockheed
Martin-US, AAI Corporation, BAE Systems-US and Thales Australia.
This phase of the project is to upgrade four Adelaide Class Frigates
with the SM-2 surface-to-air mid course guidance mode missile
capability, to acquire the weapons, and to provide missile technician
AIR WARFARE DESTROYER BUILD
SEA 4000 PHASE 3 ($1.146 BILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Delivered under an Alliance arrangement
between ASC AWD Shipbuilder Pty Ltd, Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd
and the Commonwealth represented by the DMO.
The Commonwealth also has a platform system design contract with
Navantia, SA (Spain), and the Aegis Combat System is being supplied
by the US Navy via an FMS agreement.
This phase of the project remains on schedule and budget to deliver
HMAS Hobart in December 2014, HMAS Brisbane in March 2016 and
HMAS Sydney in June 2017.
AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING AND CONTROL AIRCRAFT
AIR 5077 PHASE 3 ($385 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Boeing.
This phase of the project will provide Defence with an Airborne Early
Warning and Control (AEW&C) capability, with the provision of six
aircraft and associated supplies and support.
In November 2009, Boeing and the Commonwealth reached
agreement on a commercial settlement that addressed, among other
things, compensation for project delays, compensation for projected
performance shortfalls, an incremental delivery regime and the way
forward for the program.
AMPHIBIOUS DEPLOYMENT AND SUSTAINMENT
JP 2048 PHASE 4A/B ($553 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: BAE Systems Australia Defence (formerly
This phase of the project will acquire two 27,000-tonne Amphibious
Ships referred to as Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships to replace
the Heavy Landing Ship HMAS Tobruk and one of the two Landing
Platforms Amphibious (either HMAS Manoora or Kanimbla).
JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT
AIR 6000 PHASE 2A/B ($43 MILLION)
PRIME CONTRACTOR: Lockheed Martin is contracted to the US
Government for the development and production of the Joint
Strike Fighter (JSF). Australia will procure the aircraft through a
government to government co-operative agreement.
On 25 November 2009, the Australian Government announced
Second Pass approval of Stage 1 of Phase 2A/B of the New Air
Combat Capability (NACC) project, comprising acquisition of
Australia’s first 14 Conventional Take-Off and Landing F-35 JSF
aircraft and the infrastructure and support required for initial
training and testing, with delivery commencing in 2014. These 14
aircraft are the first tranche of Phase 2A/B. A Government decision
on the next stage of Phase 2A/B is expected to be made in 2012.
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