The open ended partnership agreement, known as the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA), includes Saab Australia Pty Ltd, BAE Systems Australia, Naval Ship Management Australia Pty Ltd (a joint venture between UGL and Babcock) and the Commonwealth of Australia. The agreement is valued at over $2 billion over the first eight years and ensures the ANZAC Class Frigates will remain highly capable, safe, environmentally compliant, and cost effective through their remaining operational life.
Saab Australia’s involvement in the partnership, continues the companies long history of providing sustainment of Australia’s surface fleet combat systems.
“The new partnership agreement ensures that the ANZAC class ships will be supported for the remainder of their operational life, providing a high level of capability and availability until they are replaced by the Future Frigates” said Saab Australia Managing Director Dean Rosenfield. “Our membership in this partnership agreement is recognition of the outstanding work that we have been doing in the sustainment of the ANZAC class combat systems since they were built, and their highly successful upgrade with a world leading Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) capability.”
”The agreement allows Saab Australia to maintain and build the advanced combat systems engineering capabilities of our workforce in Australia to support the ANZAC Class and the development and integration of new combat systems for the Future Frigate program.”