AORSPO Enterprise Achieves ISO Certification for Asset Management

December 1, 2020 – The Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Ship System Program Office (AORSPO) Enterprise has been accredited with International Standard (ISO) Certification 55001:2014 for Asset Management – Management Systems, becoming the first System Program Office (SPO) to achieve this certification. Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN, Head of Maritime Systems, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Department of Defence presented…

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Navantia San Fernando Launches Second Corvette for Saudi Arabia

November 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – Navantia has launched today the second of the five corvettes built for the Saudi Arabian Navy (RSNF), baptized with the name AL-DIRIYAH, in homage to the city from which the Saudi royal family comes, and which today is twinned with San Fernando. The event, which included telematic interventions, was chaired by the Commander of…

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Navantia Upgrades Australian Landing Craft

October 21, 2020 – The Australian ALHD Landing Craft Upgrade Program has been the winner of the 2020 Essington Lewis Awards – Minor Sustainment Activity. Navantia Australia, UGL, Defense Science and Technology and the Royal Australian Navy Technical Office, led by the Amphibious Combat and Maritime Transport System Program Office (ACSSPO) and the CoA and Company Capabilities Support Coordinator KBR…

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Rohde & Schwarz provides external communications for RAN AORs

October 20, 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz successfully delivered the second external communications system for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships (AOR). Under a contract with Navantia, Rohde & Schwarz provides line of sight and beyond line of sight communication capabilities for RAN’s HMAS Supply and HMAS Stalwart. The systems consist of R&S M3SR software defined…

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Rohde & Schwarz Supports the Spanish Navy’s F110 Frigates

October 19, 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz has signed a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to equip five new F-110 frigates with external communications systems. The Spanish Ministry of Defense (MoD) has ordered the construction of five new F-110 frigates by Navantia to replace the Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigates. The new Bonifaz-class multi-mission frigates are specialized in anti-submarine warfare.…

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Future HMAS Supply Departs Spain for Australia (Video)

September 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Navantia celebrated today, as a work act, the farewell to AAOR “Supply”, which left this morning from Pier 9 of the Ferrol shipyard, to Australia, where it is expected to arrive after approximately 35 days of navigation. In an act limited by the circumstances of Covid 19, Navantia has fired the “Supply”, the first…

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NUSHIP Supply successfully completes Sea Acceptance Trials

August 13, 2020 – NUSHIP Supply, the lead ship for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) new Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships, successfully completed its Sea Acceptance Trials in Ferrol, Spain last week. The sea trials lasted three days and two nights and included testing of the RHIB davit and a Dry-hookup with the Spanish Navy’s AOR, SPS Cantabria.…

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Navantia Australia Completes LHD Design Upgrade

July 22, 2020 – Earlier this month the baseline design drawings for Phase 2 (Forward Projector) of the Advanced Stabilised Glide Slope Indicator (ASGSI) project on the Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD), were delivered by a team of Navantia Australia engineers, bringing the project to a close after 10+ long months and over 3,500 hours of engineering labour. A…

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Follow-up meeting for the F-110 frigate program at the Arsenal Militar de Ferrol

June 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Throughout the morning of June 15, a meeting to follow up on the program of the F-110 frigates, which was chaired by the Hon. Mr. Ángel Olivares Ramírez, Secretary of State for Defense, and accompanied by Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Teodoro E. López Calderón. This meeting was also attended…

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