The first of two AOR-class ships (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment) commissioned by Navantia, HMAS Supply, will enter service with the Royal Australian Navy. HMAS Supply was built at the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol, where the first sea trials were carried out last August, and will be completed at the Garden Island Naval Base in Western Australia in late 2020.The Australian Department of Defense will work with Navantia Australia on the maintenance of the ships and a Provide an advanced asset management system that ensures the capabilities of the AORs during the operational phase.
Navantia Australia will be the prime contractor and manage life cycle support for these vessels during their first five years of service. As a delivery class design authority, Navantia Australia also provides configuration management services as an integral part of the maintenance of vessels.
HMAS Supply (II) is the first of two supply class supply ships. The second of them, Stalwart (III), will come to Australia for the final work in the middle of the year and will be based in HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Provision of transport fuel, cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts for operational support of the naval forces as well as for humanitarian and emergency operations.
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