SEA 5000 Update: What the Announcement means to Your Job

By Kinexus on 19 July 2018

Finally, the wait is over. The SEA 5000 design and prime contractor has been announced. Congratulations to BAE Systems Australia (BAE). The Future Frigate program will see BAE prime the build of nine ships in Adelaide for the Royal Australian Navy. ASC Shipbuilding (ASC) will play their part in the program and become a subsidiary of BAE for the duration of the build. Whilst not entirely clear at this stage exactly what that will look like or when it will occur, we expect the ASC transition to become clearer in the coming weeks and months. ASC still need to complete the build and warranty phases of the AWD program and are due to begin constructing the first two OPV’s for Luerssen Australia under SEA 1180 later this year.

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