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Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation to form alliance

​A new joint venture between naval shipbuilder, Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation is claimed to  be a boost to Australia’s domestic defence industry by creating new jobs and, developing ground breaking defence technologies for the Australian Navy.

“This partnership will deliver not only next-generation technology to naval ship building, but focus firmly on local Australian content and jobs,” said SAGE Automation CEO, Mr. Adrian Fahey. 

“Navantia and SAGE Automation will be building on a strong relationship that has already delivered critical infrastructure and services for the current Landing Helicopter Deck and Air Warfare Destroyer programs,” said Mr Fahey

“Our first objective is to make sure that we can provide comprehensive local support and ongoing development of Navantia’s highly successful Integrated Platform Management System  (IPMS), which is being deployed across much of the Australian Navy’s current fleet upgrade. The system is used to control and operate the ships, which are among the most advanced warships in the world”.
Navantia Australia’s Managing Director, Mr. Francisco Barron, said the joint venture shows a continued commitment to the Commonwealth to support Australia’s naval fleet.

“We are looking forward to leveraging the experience both firms have gained on two of Australian Navy’s most ambitious shipbuilding projects.

“Over the past five years we have enjoyed a very successful collaboration that has created more than 50 jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry. We are very excited about the future, growing our workforce and working with the Australian Defence force to help build a world-class fleet of warships.

NSAG will be establishing a new office location in the coming months where we will test and develop the IPMS system enhancements,” said Mr. Baron.

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