Defence has re-engaged ASC Pty Ltd to continue to deliver Royal Australian Navy’s training services for the Collins-class submarine program.
FILE PHOTO (March 2015): USS Albuquerque accompanied by Collins-class submarine HMAS Rankin (front) off Western Australia. Photo by Able Seaman Julianne Cropley.
Minister for Defence Marise Payne said the contract would ensure all submarine crews would have the skills and knowledge to operate the Collins-class submarines safely and effectively.
“ASC has been a trusted partner for more than 25 years in delivering submariner training at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling,” Minister Payne said.
“This important training continuum ensures Australia’s submarine capability is fully supported by a steady supply of highly qualified personnel.
“ASC has proven their ability to deliver the required services and continue to innovate with Navy to develop and implement the latest in learner-centred training technologies.
“The advanced learning environment, including virtual reality and simulation, delivered by ASC provides submariners the skills and confidence to take on the demanding roles in a submarine.”
Services include operator, maintainer and operational training for all submariners throughout their submarine career.
The contract is for an initial period of five years, with two possible extensions of three years each.
Minister Payne said ASC had been an important part of readying Australia’s submarine crews since the inception of the Collins-class submarine training program, training more than 1100 submariners since 1993.
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