BMT, Boeing partner on maritime communication systems for RAN

BMT and Boeing Defence Australia have partnered to provide the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with a modern maritime communications system, under Project SEA1442 Phase 5.

The teaming partners will deliver the RAN an integrated, interoperable and resilient system to enhance their wireless information exchange capability.

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“As the maritime engineering partner, BMT in Australia brings local expertise to Boeing’s sovereign maritime solution for SEA1442 Phase 5,” said Graeme Nayler, Regional Business Director, BMT.

“Our collaborative partnership offers a seaworthy, sovereign communications system that will enable Navy to fight and win at sea,” said Scott Carpendale, vice president and managing director, Boeing Defence Australia.

The locally designed and manufactured solution contains more than 90 per cent Australian content underpinned by the use and uplift of new and existing Australian suppliers.

The RAN yesterday welcomed the third of eight evolved Cape-class patrol boats (ECCPB), ADV Cape Naturaliste.

The first two evolved Cape-class patrol boats, ADV Cape Otway and ADV Cape Peron were delivered in March and August 2022, respectively.