Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Home / Maritime / Navy ISS work on the rise

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Navy ISS work on the rise

arctic and opv of the harry dewolf class
Arctic and OPV of the Harry DeWolf Class.

The Royal Australian Navy's In Service Support (ISS) contract with Thales Australia will be replicated across the Atlantic, with the Canadian government awarding Thales In-Service-Support a contract for up to 35 years with a potential value of $5.2 billion CAD.

The contract will see the refit, repair, maintenance and training to Canada's Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS).

Advertisement
Advertisement

Known as AJISS, the contract includes an initial service period of eight years for up to $800 million CAD with options to extend services up to 35 years, for a total value of $5.2 billion CAD, making it the largest ISS contract in Canadian history.

With over 16 years of performance-based ISS experience with the Royal Australian Navy in a relational contracting model, Thales will also transfer knowledge of existing and innovative ISS-ready solutions from Australia to Canada.

Since 1989, Thales has managed, maintained and upgraded the Commonwealth's naval assets with assistance from the Australian government, the Royal Australian Navy and industry, at one of the most important ship repair facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, the Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney.

Thales said its proven and award-winning ship service and maintenance model has consistently exceeded material readiness requirements and exceeded operational availability targets by as much as 30 per cent.  

Thales has also provided ISS to navies in Singapore, New Zealand, USA, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Papua and New Guinea, and Tonga.

Recently, Thales Australia was recently tapped to deliver and support the Australian Navy's mine countermeasures (MCM), with the government granting first pass approval to extend the service life for the Navy’s Huon Class Mine Hunter Coastal vessels.

Navy ISS work on the rise
Arctic-and-OPV-of-the-Harry-DeWolf-Class.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

May 24 2019
Developing Australia’s anti-satellite capabilities as a deterrent
The increasing dependence and vulnerability of space-based intelligence, surveillance and communicat...
May 24 2019
Photo Essay: Australia’s growing amphibious capabilities
Australia’s geo-strategic reality has seen the Australian Defence Force shift its focus towards de...
Brendan Nelson, Australian War Memorial
May 23 2019
PODCAST: Commemorating Australia’s military history, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Australian War Memorial
Dr Brendan Nelson AO’s role as director of the Australian War Memorial is one of great responsibil...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network