New Maintenance Model Returns Ships to Water Faster

Defense’s new approach to sustaining the Navy’s growing fleet was officially launched at the Sea Power 2022 conference this week. The new program is called Horizon 3 and is part of Plan Galileo. During the launch, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm spoke about sustainment as a capability, outlined Plan Galileo’s achievements to date and said Horizon Three: Sustainment 2025 was about…

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Darwin Maintenance Center Plan Progresses

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on February 18 announced the release of a tender for an industry partner to head a new Navy regional maintenance center in Darwin. The announcement was made during Morrison’s visit to HMAS Coonawarra. The regional maintenance center will support new capabilities, including the evolved Cape-class patrol boats and Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels expected to arrive in…

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Plan Galileo transforming maritime sustainment

May 6, 2020 – Why ‘Plan Galileo’? Because Italian astronomer Galileo’s work fundamentally changed the way we view the universe by helping upend conventional wisdom and prove the Sun is the center of our Solar System, not the Earth. Launching the Plan Galileo website recently, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems reiterated her vision as a new way of…

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