Title North Sydney company wins $20 million Defence contract.
Database Press Releases
Date 29-12-2003
Author HILL, Robert
Citation Id AA9B6
Cover date Monday, 29 December 2003
Format Online Text
In Government no
Item Online Text: 1020295
Key item No
Major subject Database management systems
Naval ships
Dept of Defence
Government contracts
MP no
Pages 1p.
Party LPA
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North Sydney company wins $20 million Defence contract.

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Defence Media Liaison 0408 498 664


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


Monday, 29 December 2003 165/2003


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.