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BAE Systems seeks Hunter-class frigate innovation partners

BAE Systems Maritime Australia’s Innovation team has announced it is seeking Expressions of Interest from industry to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP) to:

  • investigate manufacturing technologies, materials, coatings, and processes with the potential to improve the sail away performance of the nine Hunter class frigates;
  • investigate infrastructure, the workforce, and shipyard capabilities to ensure the Osborne Naval Shipyard maintains high levels of productivity, quality and safety; and
  • investigate ongoing maintenance or future capability upgrades that may immediately influence the design and delivery of the nine Hunter Frigates to be built at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia.

The team will evaluate submissions quarterly – with feedback – until June 2022.

Each EOI reviewed by the Hunter Innovation Team may be considered for future steps including a Request for Information (RFI) and/or Request for Proposal (RFP). This may lead to an agreement for a scope of work which could be in the form of a Research Task; Case Study; Feasibility Studies; Proof of Concept; Prototyping; or other agreed scope of work.

Run by BAE Systems Maritime Australia, these activities support the company’s continued commitment to growing Australian Industry Capability, driving technological innovation and contributing to the Australian Government’s long-term objective to deliver Continuous Naval Shipbuilding for Australia.

For more information visit the Industry Capability Network


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