MMA Offshore (MMA) has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defence to provide familiarisation services to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) on robotic, remote and autonomous maritime systems.
The project will encompass the provision of a vessel or vessels, a broad range of robotic and autonomous systems and experienced personnel to deliver familiarisation and practical learning services to RAN personnel including generic autonomous, un-crewed and deep ocean systems for geospatial data gathering, seabed feature identification and maritime hydrographic survey.
The campaign is expected to take place between November 2023 and June 2024 with contract revenue over the eight-month period expected to be approximately $30 million.
“MMA is thrilled to be able to leverage its experience in marine robotic, remote and autonomous technologies to support the Royal Australian Navy’s familiarisation and practical learning objectives," said David Ross, MMA’s Managing Director.
"This award aligns with MMA’s strategy of extending its marine and subsea capability into the Government & Defence sector, and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the Department of Defence and the Royal Australian Navy.”