• The RAN's three Hobart Class Destroyers. (Defence)
    The RAN's three Hobart Class Destroyers. (Defence)

BAE Systems Australia has unveiled plans to introduce new technologies designed to enable strategic data-driven decision making in real time across the Hobart Class Destroyer Enterprise.

BAE Systems’ Integrated Asset Management System (IAMS) is a new technology designed to 'provide a connected data driven environment that brings people, processes, and technology together within a sustainment delivery enterprise'. 

IAMS has already been introduced to the Hydrographic In Service support team as a pilot and is scheduled to be introduced to the destroyer enterprise in 2022. 

The Destroyer Enterprise supports the three Hobart Class destroyers HMAS Brisbane, HMAS Sydney and HMAS Hobart at their base at Fleet Base East, Garden Island, NSW, and is responsible for sustaining the three warships and transitioning them into service.

BAE Systems is the Managing Contractor of the Destroyer Enterprise, which includes Navantia Australia, Raytheon, Thales, CASG and the RAN. The company, as the Managing Contractor, has recently received a one-year extension to its Hobart Class Destroyer Transition Support Period Contract.

“This has been an incredibly complex program and I am pleased that the enterprise is working as one team to support the Royal Australian Navy, which was reflected with the recent award of the one year extension," BAE Systems Australia Managing Director Defence Delivery Andrew Gresham said.

“Ultimately, our aim is for the enterprise to be able to make strategic data-driven decisions that improve processes and workflows to make the team even more efficient and optimise sea-worthiness and performance of the destroyers in line with Plan Galileo.

“We’re seeing great results using our IAMS system to drive towards supporting data driven decision making in the Hydrographic In Service support contract and expect similar gains to be made across the Destroyer Enterprise.”

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