Novafast has presented robotic technology to support delivery of components for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hunter Class Frigate Program.
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The Adelaide-based composite products manufacturer has showcased upgraded autonomous manufacturing capability and advanced manufacturing technology during a recent visit of the BAE Global Access Program team to its facility in Adelaide.
The company had the opportunity to demonstrate its importance as a local Australian manufacturing partner to BAE and its connection to the recently announced AUKUS pact.
“We were delighted to visit Novafast’s facility in Adelaide and witness the impressive capabilities of their composite solutions, including their advanced use of robotics for automated manufacturing,” said BAE Systems Australia’s head of Global Access Program, Jeremy Satchell.
“Novafast’s commitment to quality and innovation is evident in their products, and we are confident that their composite solutions will now be competitive in the global market while also successfully supplying the Hunter Class Frigate Program.”
Novafast business manager David Figallo said the Type 26 Global Combat Ship project in the UK provides a significant opportunity for Novafast to expand its global presence and demonstrate expertise in composite products and solutions for critical processes.
“We are excited to offer our unique shipbuilding capability, which is available for global markets, through the BAE Global Access Program to international alliances,” he said.
“Our investment in advanced robotics technology enables us to provide a competitive edge to customers worldwide, and we are committed to supporting Australian and allied partner defence programs both onshore Australia and internationally.”