Navantia and NSAG have signed a $2.8m purchase order which will see NSAG supply the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) to the Royal Australian Navy's AOR (Auxiliary Oil Replenishment) ships currently under construction under Defence’s SEA1654 program. The order was signed in Adelaide on 23rd. May.
A critical control system on-board a Navy vessel, the IPMS is key to the safety of sailors and provides a significant control over ship operation. The IPMS developed by NSAG has already been installed on the two Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ships and aboard the three Hobart Class Destroyers.
NSAG, a Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation Joint Venture will install the enclosures and consoles and provide IPMS support under a 5-year support contract.
Navantia Australia’s Managing Director Francisco Barón has welcomed the announcement and used the occasion to highlight the importance of partnering with Australian experts to contribute to the Australian ship building industry.