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Third and final AWD enters sea trials

The initial trial phase will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials in October to test the ship’s combat and communications systems in preparation for delivery next year. The Defence Minister, Linda Reynolds said industry played a fundamental role in the input into Defence capability.

The initial trial phase will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials in October to test the ship’s combat and communications systems in preparation for delivery next year / Images: Australian DoD

Through the AWD program we have created a local workforce with specialist shipbuilding and complex systems integration skills that will form the foundation for future shipbuilding projects in Australia, said Defence Minister, Linda Reynolds.

Over the past decade, more than 5000 people from across the Department of Defence, Australian Shipbuilding Company, Raytheon Australia and Navantia have dedicated millions of hours of work towards delivering the most capable warships ever to be operated by the Royal Australian Navy, she added.

This is underpinned by over 2700 suppliers who have supported the AWD Alliance in its efforts to expand Australian Industry Capability for the overall program.

Through the AWD program we have created a local workforce with specialist shipbuilding and complex systems integration skills that will form the foundation for future shipbuilding projects in Australia.

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