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GLOBAL SUPPY CHAIN REPORT
Eurotorp G.E.I.E. (ET) is an industrial cooperative venture
between Italy and France to coordinate all the Lightweight
Torpedo (LWT) interests of its members. These are:
Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacqei S. p. A. (WASS), DCNS
In Australia, ET and Thales Australia have joined with the
Commonwealth of Australia (COA, with DMO as its delegate) to supply
the MU90/IMPACT LWT to the ADF under Project JP 2070, Lightweight
Torpedo Replacement (Project Djimindi Alliance).
Australian Industry Capability Program (AICP)
MU90 is the most modern high performance LWT in service with
western Navies today.
Unusually for a weapon, ET and Thales offered significant Australian
Industry Content with the MU90. The AICP for MU90 under Project
Djimindi provides the ADF with local assembly, testing, upgrade and
through life support capabilities for arguably the best LWT in the world.
The level of AIC was a significant factor in allowing the Commonwealth
to proceed with the acquisition and provides Australian industry with
component manufacture access to the global supply chain of ET.
The AICP for MU90 throughout its service life will exceed 60% of the
for, and assembly of, sections of MU90 the torpedoes. It includes
infrastructure for TMIF and subcontractors, and research and
global supply chain requirements for their global MU90 orders. A
DIIREC Deed between COA and the then Thales Underwater Systems,
forward section acoustic head antenna parts and printed circuit
boards for several processors.
MU90 Light Weight Anti-Submarine Warfare Torpedo being fired from HMAS Toowoomba.
MU90 Light Weight Anti-Submarine Warfare
Torpedo being fired from HMAS Toowoomba.
Dr John Stals, Director Industry Programs, EAABC Pty Ltd
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