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Maritime Logistics Community News : Autumn 2009
naVY SuPPLY nEWSLEttER autumn 2009 29 accommodation at varying standards. In addition to the dining areas, there are 18 separate recreation spaces of various sizes for crew and embarked forces, an internet café and two gymnasiums. The two vehicle decks have overhead gantry cranes to assist in handling sea containers, pallets and vehicle maintenance. The Light Vehicle Deck also has a lightweight cargo elevator and the forward aircraft elevator is capable of carrying loads up to 27 tonnes. acquisition Logistics A major challenge faced by the JP 2048 ILS team is to ensure all ILS products comply with the appropriate standards and technical regulatory requirements of the RAN; as well as integrating the individual ILS products into a comprehensive and cost effective support solution for the through-life support to meet the requirements of the contract. Transitioning the project from acquisition to the sustainment phase will also be a challenge. The ILS Certification Matrix, endorsed by Navy in November 2007, will assist the Project team manage this process. The ships will be home-ported at Fleet Base East. The Project will fund facilities upgrades to support the LHDs at Garden Island and the ammunition facility at Eden. Additional facilities will be required in Townsville and Darwin but these are outside the scope of the Project. Training of the initial crew for both ships will be provided by BAE Systems as part of the contract. The numbers to be trained and the training required will be subject to a Task Analysis and Training Needs Analysis to be conducted by BAE Systems. This training will be limited to that required to ensure that the crew is able to safely operate and maintain the equipment fitted to the vessel. An Amphibious Warfare Competencies Training Needs Analysis is being conducted by the Joint Amphibious Capability Implementation Team (JACIT) to address new skills sets required to operate the new amphibious capability. The Task Analysis will also assist in determining the proposed Scheme of Compliment (SoC) and Watch and Station Bill. The SoC is already generating significant discussion between the parties. The Supply Department may consist of up to 60 personnel, including both RAN and Army personnel; this figure also includes ship’s medical staff. A couple of topical issues currently being considered include how does the Supply Department operate a canteen to cater for 1400 people; and how do you provide ongoing logistics support services to the ship when the majority of the Supply Department may be involved in prolonged amphibious operations? through-Life Support As a principle, the LHDs and their watercraft are to be supported within Australia and as far as possible from Australian resources. Support must be affordable, meet the ADF’s operational needs and be compatible with the ADF’s existing systems. The structure of the through-life support arrangements is yet to be finalised. The sustainment concept will embrace the potential for Australian Industry Involvement, however, where Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) do not have Australian agents, return of equipment to the OEM will occur. Existing contract arrangements for common equipments may be extended to include the LHD. The introduction of the new Canberra Class will greatly enhance the ADF’s amphibious capability and have a significant impact on the way the Navy, and the ADF, operates in the future. BELOW: LHD CUTAWAY table 1 – CanBERRa Class ship statistics PoWER and SYStEmS Diesel Generation sets: - two MAN x 7.4 mW Gas turbine: - one LM2500 x 22.5 mW Emergency Generator: - one Volvo Penta 1.4 mW Propulsion: - two Siemens azimuthing 11 mW Electric Pods aft - two tunnel mounted 1.5 mW bowthrusters Combat system: - Saab 9LV, common with Anzac class Communications: - L-3 Communications Sensors: - Saab AMB search radar - Sperry Bridgemaster navigation radar - Rafael electro-optical sights Weapons: - Rafael Typhoon 25mm - Nixie torpedo decoy system CaPaCitY Flight deck: - six helicopter operating spots Hangar: - space for a mix of medium and/ or heavy lift helicopters Vehicles: - Up to 110 vehicles and trailers Garaging: - separate garaging for light and heavy vehicles Well dock: - four landing craft plus four RHIBs Personnel (bunks): - 1403 total dimEnSionS Length: - 230m Breadth: - 32m Draft: - Transit - 7m - Docked Down - 10m Displacement: - Transit - 27,831t - Docked Down - 31,442t Range: - > 6000 nm Speed: - > 20 knots RIGHT: LPA VERSUS LHD COMPARISON PROFILE VIEW