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BAE Systems forms ‘power and propulsion’ alliance for Australia

22 December 2017

BAE Systems Australia has formed an alliance with domestic and foreign defence and engineering firms to support the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) expanding power and propulsion requirements, the company said on 21 December.

BAE Systems said the Australian Power and Propulsion Team (P&P Team) includes UK gearbox specialist David Brown Santasalo, L3 Technologies, Naval Group, Rolls-Royce, and a partnership between German engine manufacturer MTU and its Australian distributor Penske Power Systems.

The alliance is positioned to support Australia’s SEA 5000 project to build nine next-generation frigates, although a spokesperson for BAE Systems Australia indicated that the requirement was wide ranging.

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