Indigenous Contract for Hunter-Class Frigate
The first Indigenous supplier contracted for the Hunter-class frigate program’s prototyping phase has been announced. BAE Systems Australia’s subsidiary, ASC Shipbuilding, signed a contract with Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium and its consortium partner TQCSI-Yaran recently. Former AFL footballer and Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium Chief Executive Officer Adam Goodes said the company was delighted to be a strategic partner of ASC Shipbuilding on the Hunter-class frigate program.
“We’ve been working on the program since inception and I am delighted that the Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium has been able to facilitate this partnership with TQCSI-Yaran,” Mr Goodes said.
Adelaide-based TQCSI-Yaran, a majority Aboriginal-owned and operated joint venture, will audit and undertake quality, safety, health and environmental systems certification during the program’s prototyping phase, which is on track to begin this month…MORE