Navantia Australia has signed an agreement with local company Century Engineering in support of its bid to win the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) USD25 billion contract for next-generation frigates.
Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding announced on 6 March, Navantia Australia said it had agreed with Adelaide-based Century Engineering to undertake joint development services for the rudder arrangement and stowage locker innovation.
Both will be applied if Navantia’s F-5000 design is selected by the Australian government to meet the RAN requirement under the Sea 5000 programme.
In addition, Navantia Australia said Century Engineering would provide support in identifying areas of opportunity for potential internal stowage locker modifications to the RAN’s three Hobart-class air warfare destroyers (AWDs) and two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships, both of which were designed by Navantia.
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