Australia’s sovereign submarine company, ASC, welcomes the statement by Federal Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne congratulating ASC and Saab Australia on the recent contract to supply an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines.
ASC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Stuart Whiley said, “this project demonstrates the high level of local industry content and collaboration in supporting Australia’s sovereign submarine capability, the Collins Class fleet.”
“ASC built the Collins Class submarine fleet and is responsible for sustaining and upgrading the submarines. We look forward to working closely with Saab to complete the second phase of this major upgrade program.”
Phase one of the project saw the updated ISCMMS software and hardware developed by Saab and integrated into HMAS Collins by ASC, with HMAS Waller scheduled for later this year. The four remaining Collins class submarines will then be upgraded.
ISCMMS allows the submarine crew to centrally control many submarine systems, fully integrating the management of propulsion, trim, power generation and ship services on board the submarine.