Collins Class Submarine sustainment
ASC has proudly served as Australia’s sovereign submarine builder and sustainer for more than 35 years.
ASC built Australia’s Collins Class submarines and now sustains them, while providing in-operation service and support to deliver world-class availability to the Royal Australian Navy. ASC upgrades the Collins fleet with the latest in advanced sonar systems, decoy methods and radars at specialised facilities in South Australia and Western Australia.
ASC is the only organisation in Australia that provides this level of submarine sustainment and expertise.
Collins Life of Type Extension (LOTE)
The Life of Type Extension (LOTE) of the Collins Class fleet will provide the nation with a potent submarine capability into the 2040s and beyond.
The Collins Class are internationally regarded among the best conventional submarines in the world. ASC will continue to deliver its current world-class level of submarine availability to the Royal Australian Navy as the LOTE program is implemented.
Submarine Training and Systems Centre
As the Royal Australian Navy’s trusted partner, ASC has been training submariners at HMAS Stirling at the Garden Island naval base in Western Australia for over 25 years.
ASC’s state-of-the-art training uses virtual reality technology, together with standard operating procedures to deliver entry level, advanced and specialised courses for today’s submariners and crews of the future. Many training courses are successfully delivered each year, resulting in the accreditation of over 1,100 Royal Australian Navy submariners.
Sovereign Shipbuilding Talent Pool
ASC is proud to partner with the Australian Government to implement the Sovereign Shipbuilding Talent Pool (SSTP). The SSTP will ensure Australia’s skilled shipbuilding workforce is maintained, while building the skills to deliver the nation’s first nuclear-powered submarines.
ASC is Australia’s dedicated submarine sustainment company with naval design, project management, supply chain, construction and engineering resources unparalleled within Australia’s defence industry.
With a highly skilled workforce of more than 1,300 employees in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC is a trusted partner to major international submarine and warship designers, sustainers and equipment manufacturers.
Offshore Patrol Vessels
ASC provides support to Luerssen Australia for the hull construction of the Royal Australian Navy’s first two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) The OPVs are being built at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia.
Air Warfare Destroyers
ASC was the lead shipbuilder in the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance for the construction of the three AWDs, which are now in the service of the Royal Australian Navy. The ships are Australia’s most advanced and complex warships, and are among the most capable in the world.