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North Sydney company wins $20 million Defence contract.



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MEDIA RELEASE SENATOR THE HON ROBERT HILL Minister for Defence Leader of the Government in the Senate

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Monday, 29 December 2003 165/2003

NORTH SYDNEY COMPANY WINS $20 MILLION DEFENCE CONTRACT

A $20million Defence contract awarded to a North Sydney technology company will result in improved and cost-effective maintenance reporting of all Navy ocean-going vessels.

Kaz Technology Services will develop an improved data management regime that will monitor the maintenance and inventory needs of all Defence maritime vessels. These include the ANZAC and FFG (frigates), the minehunters and the landing platform amphibious ships, which were recently on operation in the Arabian Gulf.

Defence Minister Robert Hill said the configuration of systems and equipment on Navy vessels will also be better managed and controlled as a result of this contract.

“Accurate data is critical to the cost effective and safe operation of all Defence maritime vessels,” Senator Hill said.

“The contract will lead to increased accuracy and quality of the current maintenance reports that Defence receives. These relate to combat, weapons, radar, sonar and propulsion (engine) systems, and naval shore communication systems across Australia.

“The new data management system expands on gains made in recent years, such as computerised maintenance management systems and configuration management systems for the minehunters and the ANZACs,” Senator Hill said.

Kaz Technology Services was selected as a result of a competitive tender process.