Australia’s sovereign submarine company, ASC, has signed a contract with the Royal Australian Navy for the continued provision of Collins Class submariner training services.
For the past 25 years ASC has been a trusted partner in delivering submariner training at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.
ASC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Stuart Whiley said he looks forward to continuing the longstanding and collaborative partnership with the Royal Australian Navy and its submariners.
“ASC is committed to working closely with Navy to ensure submarine crews have the skills and knowledge to operate the Collins Class submarines safely and effectively,” Mr Whiley said.
“As part of our training offering, ASC uses innovative training techniques such virtual reality and simulation in order to enhance submarine familiarity and maintenance proficiency.”
“We’re proud to play a role in firstly building the Collins Class submarines, now maintaining and upgrading them, and also training the crews that sail on them,” he said.
In a statement announcing the signing, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the contract ensures all submarine crews will have the skills and knowledge to operate the Collins Class submarines safely and effectively.
More than 1,100 submariners have been trained at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre over the last 25 years.
Training tempo has increased in recent years to meet the requirements of significantly increased submarine availability.
CAPTION: Leaders and staff of the RAN, ASC and the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, WA, on occasion of renewed contract signing, including centrally: Commodore Training – Commodore Justin Jones CSC RAN and Stuart Whiley, ASC Managing Director and CEO.