Australien — Boeing Marks 10 Years of Communications Support for Australian Navy Collins-class Submarines

BRISBANE, Queens­land, May 4, 2010 — Boe­ing Defence Aus­tralia, a whol­ly owned sub­sidiary of The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny [NYSE: BA], has suc­cess­ful­ly sup­port­ed com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tems aboard the Roy­al Aus­tralian Navy (RAN) Collins-class sub­ma­rine fleet for a decade.

Since 2000, Boe­ing has pro­vid­ed through-life engi­neer­ing sup­port ser­vices for Boe­ing-pro­duced Inter­nal Exter­nal Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (IEC) sys­tems on the RAN’s six Collins-class sub­marines.

Used to com­mu­ni­cate crit­i­cal safe­ty and oper­a­tional pro­ce­dures to crew mem­bers, RAN author­i­ties and oth­er naval assets, the IEC sys­tem is installed, reviewed and updat­ed by Boe­ing dur­ing each submarine’s 18-month dock­ing main­te­nance peri­od in accor­dance with the refur­bish­ment cycle.

Sub­con­tract­ed to Aus­tralian Sub­ma­rine Co. and Raytheon Aus­tralia under the Com­mon­wealth of Australia’s In-Ser­vice Sup­port con­tract, Boe­ing will con­tin­ue to deliv­er Collins-class IEC sys­tem sup­port ser­vices until 2012, when the sys­tem will be replaced under the Sea 1439 Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Elec­tron­ic War­fare Improve­ment pro­gram.

Boe­ing intends to respond to the Com­mon­wealth of Australia’s Request for Ten­der for Sea 1439, which is expect­ed to be released lat­er this year.

“Boeing’s proven track record sup­port­ing the RAN’s Collins-class sub­ma­rine fleet is a tes­ta­ment to our capa­bil­i­ty to sup­port the future com­mu­ni­ca­tions require­ments under Sea 1439,” said Scott Marosek, Boe­ing Defence Aus­tralia senior man­ag­er, Tech­ni­cal Sup­port, Glob­al Ser­vices & Sup­port – Aus­tralia. “Our high­ly skilled and expe­ri­enced team will endeav­or to con­tin­ue work­ing with the RAN to main­tain a world-class sub­ma­rine capa­bil­i­ty.”

Boe­ing Defence Aus­tralia, a whol­ly owned sub­sidiary of The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny and a busi­ness unit of Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty, is a lead­ing Aus­tralian aero­space enter­prise. With a world-class team of near­ly 2,000 employ­ees at 14 loca­tions through­out Aus­tralia and two inter­na­tion­al sites, Boe­ing Defence Aus­tralia sup­ports some of the largest and most com­plex defense projects in Aus­tralia.

A unit of The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is one of the world’s largest defense, space and secu­ri­ty busi­ness­es spe­cial­iz­ing in inno­v­a­tive and capa­bil­i­ties-dri­ven cus­tomer solu­tions, and the world’s largest and most ver­sa­tile man­u­fac­tur­er of mil­i­tary air­craft. Head­quar­tered in St. Louis, Boe­ing Defense, Space & Secu­ri­ty is a $34 bil­lion busi­ness with 68,000 employ­ees world­wide.

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