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Delivering world-leading sustainment and support for Australia’s LHD and LLC assets

NSM provides the support and sustainment program for two Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Canberra and Adelaide, and 12 LHD Landing Craft (LLC) at the Garden Island Defence Precinct. The Asset Class Prime Contractor contract extends for 15 years and includes the Through Life Support Facility and Navy Training System Centre based at Randwick Barracks in NSW.

As Australia’s first dedicated major warship sustainment company, this strategic partnership with the Royal Australian Navy assists to achieve the Commonwealth’s Enterprise Objectives through:

  • Proven digitally-enabled asset systems already compliant with ISO 55001
  • A long-established culture of collaboration augmented through alignment with ISO 44001
  • A practical and transparent strategy for Australianising the supply chain
  • A low-risk transition that established a strong platform for transformation
  • A team who will deliver maximum Class availability.

After an initial six-month phase-in period, starting in December 2018, the sustainment program commenced from mid-June 2019. Pivotal to success of this project is close collaboration with Navy and the creation of over 1,000 direct and indirect jobs across Australia, growing the capability of Australia’s SME defence industry.

Our approach to collaboration – The LHD Enterprise Charter

While collaboration has always been natural to the way we operate, our Inclusive Prime model more formally incorporates it into our business. Our services are aligned with the ISO Collaborative Business Relationships standard, 44001:2017.

This is focused on tangible strategies to improve collaboration around the three elements of the collaboration lifecycle:

  • Working Together
  • Value Creation
  • Staying Together

Case Study

LHD Phase in

On the 3rd of December 2018, NSM signed the Asset Class Prime Contractor contract to support the RAN’s flagship capability the Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra and Adelaide. This contract also includes the 12 LHD landing craft and the Through Life Support Facility and Navy Training System Centre based at Randwick Barracks…

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