BAE Systems to continue periscope support for Collins class subs
31 October 2022
BAE Systems Australia has secured a $45 million, three-year extension to its Royal Australian Navy contract to provide in-service periscope support for the Collins Class submarines.
The contract extension will see BAE Systems continue to deliver maintenance and logistics services, engineering and supply support and program management of 16 periscope systems at BAE Systems’ purpose-built Mawson Lakes facility in South Australia and HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.
Each Collins Class submarine has an Attack and Search periscope that are extensively overhauled every seven years to ensure their materiel readiness and structural integrity.
BAE Systems Australia Managing Director Defence Delivery, Andrew Gresham said the contract extension builds on the company’s large body of work with the Submarine Enterprise.
“BAE Systems is a long-term sovereign capability partner with a 30-year pedigree in the manufacture and build, sustainment and upgrade of Collins Class submarine periscope systems for the Royal Australian Navy,” Mr Gresham said.
“This contract award is testament to our organisation’s long-standing experience in delivering periscope systems here in Australia and our network of Australian industry partners delivering into the sustainment program.”
BAE Systems has manufactured, sustained and upgraded the periscope systems for the Collins fleet for the life of their service to the RAN.