ASC exists to serve the frontline of Australia's naval defence capabilities.
Initially established in 1985 as Australian Submarine Corporation, ASC was subsequently chosen in 1987 as the prime contractor for the design, manufacture and delivery of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) fleet of six Collins Class submarines.
At the conclusion of the Collins Class submarine build program in 2003, ASC commenced a 25-year contract with Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the ongoing repair, maintenance and design upgrades of the submarines through life.
In 2005, ASC was awarded the role of Shipbuilder for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project. This program will see the most advanced and complex warships ever built in Australia being constructed at ASC's state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility - ASC South - located at Osborne, South Australia.
Today, ASC has evolved into Australia's largest specialised defence shipbuilding organisation, with naval design and engineering resources unparalleled within Australia's defence industry.
We employ over 2,400 personnel and contractors across our three facilities in South Australia and Western Australia, including more than 380 engineering and technical specialists.
We continue support the Australian Defence Force by maintaining open lines of communication with our customer, understanding our customer's expectations and priorities, implementing productivity and efficiency improvements, and striving to deliver the best results for defence.
To be the leading designer, builder and maintainer of naval ships and submarines in Australia.
Our mission is to safely build and maintain Australia's frontline naval ships and submarines to world class performance and quality standards.