The Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra has announced that the AUD24-million (USD16.5-million) extension of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN's) Training Systems Centre at Randwick Barracks by St Hilliers, Sydney, was completed on 13 January: in time for the first navy training course to begin.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the new facilities will support specialised training for crews of the two Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships being procured for the RAN.
"The training centre extension includes specialist training rooms and simulators to train the navy's crews in how to operate and maintain the new Supply-class vessels," said Price, adding that "these works are the first to be completed under the Navy Capability Infrastructure Sub-programme, which involves approximately AUD2 billion of new facilities and infrastructure works to be delivered across Australia over the next seven years".
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