Australia Moves to Long-Term Partnership for Naval Maintenance With AAS-IMS
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has signed a 7-year naval maintenance contract worth more than A$ 50 million (about US$ 39 million), with an option for an addditional 5 years. The Amphibious and Afloat Support Integrated Materiel Support (AAS IMS) agreement covers 4 Royal Australian Navy amphibious and afloat support ships: The 18,000t AOR HMAS Success, the 9,000t LPA ships HMAS Kanimbla and Manoora, and the 6,000t LSL HMAS Tobruk.
The team, composed of Rolls-Royce and Halliburton subsidiary KBR, will work in partnership with Australia’s DoD to reduce DoD ship costs through improved logistics management, total ship maintenance, faster response to day-to-day engineering issues and managing equipment obsolescence. The AAS IMS team will be based at DoD premises at Garden Island and Defence Plaza in Sydney, Australia. Rolls Royce release.