Page 14 - Australian Defence Magazine November 2019
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Australian Pump And Circor MoU
AUSTRALIAN Pump Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understand- ing (MoU) with CIRCOR IMO Allwei- ler. CIRCOR is a leading defence sup- plier specialising in global solutions for warship flow control systems, centring around pumps).
CIRCOR’s European Defence Support Division is based in Lyon, France, drawing on the experience and products of IMO in Sweden, Allweiler in Germany, and French production of specialised defence products.
As part of the MoU, Australian Pump
and CIRCOR have
agreed to collaborate
on the compilation and
submission of requests
for tender (RFT) re-
sponses for pumps of all types for both the Sea 1000 and Sea 5000 projects.
The MoU was signed by Warwick Lorenz, Managing Director of Aus- tralian Pump Industries and Clement Snauwaert, Managing Director of CIR- COR IMO Allweiler International De- fence Division.
The MoU was signed by Warwick Lorenz and Clement Snauwaert.
“We know very well that the Australian Government has a clear plan to support these major shipbuilding projects with maximum Australian participation. Our partnership with Australian Pump allows a free interchange of technical collaboration, exchange of intellectual property and com- mercial support,” Snauwaert said.
Cirrus wins simulation training system contract
Viasat expands Australian presence
VIASAT has announced the establishment of two maintenance, test and integration facilities (MTIF) in Canberra and Newcastle. The facilities are located to align with the Commonwealth’s needs and pro- vide access to enhanced service and support capabili- ties for the ADF.
The first MTIF, established within the Canberra airport precinct, was developed to provide techni- cal support, product demonstrations and repair capabilities for military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) products. The second MTIF, stra- tegically located near the Williamtown airbase in Newcastle, will support training, technical support and repair capabilities for Viasat’s expansive line of Link 16 products.
In addition to providing training and technical support, these two facilities are equipped to provide Intermediate Level (I-Level) depot support for sig- nificantly faster repair capabilities.
“Viasat is investing heavily in sovereign capabili- ties across Australia to significantly enhance mission effectiveness for ADF personnel,” Colin Cooper, general manager, Government Systems, Viasat Aus- tralia, said. “Over the last year, our team has invested resources toward acquiring top talent, obtaining quality certifications, advancing our technical train- ing, and systematic and technical processes.
“These efforts combined will provide an increased level of in-country support for Viasat’s narrowband and wideband MILSATCOM systems, information assurance solutions and Link 16 offerings.”
For more on satcoms, see P40.
MINISTER for Defence Industry Me- lissa Price has announced the award to Cirrus of a new contract to expand the Tactical Electronic Warfare simula- tion training systems (TACEW) that Cirrus successfully delivered to the RAN's School of Maritime Warfare at HMAS Watson in May this year.
Under the newly awarded contract, Cirrus will supply additional TA- CEW workstations both for the exist- ing TACEW system at HMAS Wat- son and for a new TACEW system to be supplied to HMAS Stirling.
Navy’s School of Maritime War- fare at HMAS Watson accepted 35 workstations provided by Cirrus in
An aerial view of HMAS Watson.
May this year, with the new con- tract set to provide an additional 39 workstations.
HMAS Stirling is set to receive 12 of these new workstations as part of the new $3 million contract, with an additional 27 workstations to be in- stalled at HMAS Watson.
“The project total investment of $7.5 million will support the elec- tronic warfare capabilities of the Navy and ensure new recruits and current Navy personnel will have access to advanced technological systems and additional training capacity,” Minis- ter Price said.
“Small businesses like Cirrus are an example of how our defence industry is maturing and developing cutting- edge technologies that in days gone by would have been delivered by interna- tional companies.”
“Cirrus is pleased to continue working with the RAN on Electronic Warfare simulation training capabil- ity, both through the additional TA- CEW capability to be provided under this new contract, and through the ongoing engineering services Cirrus provides under the existing TACEW support agreement," Cirrus’ Manag- ing Director Peter Freed stated.
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