L3 and BAE in Type 26 bid for Australia

UK Defence Journal

L3 and BAE Systems team up on the Type 26 Frigate for the Australian SEA5000 bid

By George Allison

8 February 2018

Source: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/l3-bae-systems-team-type-26-frigate-australian-sea5000-bid/

BAE imagery of a Type 26 tailored to Australian needs

L3 Technologies announced this week that it will support the BAE Systems Power and Propulsion Team by providing the Integrated Platform Management System for the Royal Australian Navy SEA5000 bid.

L3 was selected to provide the IPMS, as well as Controls and Instrumentation, for the nine Type 26 Global Combat Ships proposed for the SEA5000 program. If BAE is successful, the total value of this contract, which is expected to be awarded by the federal government in April or May, is $27.4 billion.

According to a press release:

“The L3 IPMS provides integrated monitoring and control of warship propulsion, electrical, auxiliary and damage control machinery and systems along with advanced functionality, such as onboard training and equipment health monitoring. The IPMS will be implemented in Australia through L3 supported by Australian industry using technology from L3 MAPPS units based in Canada and the UK.

With a successful SEA5000 bid, L3 will be part of a team prepared to offer power and propulsion solutions for naval shipbuilding programs around the world.”

“This is an excellent example of Australian industry collaboration and innovation to deliver a world-leading solution to the Royal Australian Navy,” said Alan Titheridge, Managing Director of L3 Technologies Australia. “This teaming will achieve unrivalled Australian Industrial Capability (AIC) in this niche domain.”

“The proposed system shares its core technology with more than 200 naval ships in 22 different navies, and we are pleased to support BAE’s proposal for SEA5000 with such leading-edge technology,” added Rangesh Kasturi, President of L3 MAPPS.