WA secures $20 million torpedo support contract

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The Hon Melissa Price MP

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5 October 2021

The maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy’s advanced lightweight anti-submarine torpedo will continue in WA after the Morrison Government awarded the $20 million contract to Thales Australia.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the contract to sustain the MU90 Light Weight Torpedo reflected the Government’s continued support for Australia’s defence industry.

“This is yet another demonstration of the Morrison Government’s commitment to building our sovereign defence capability,” Minister Price said.

“I am proud that Thales Australia has been awarded this contract to continue with the in-country, in-service support provided at its Rockingham facility in WA.

“Thales Australia is among many local defence businesses providing robust, secure domestic supply chains and high-tech jobs for working Australians.

“Thales is to be congratulated for again demonstrating the necessary skills and ability to provide this vital technical support.

"The Commonwealth assessed high quality, value-for-money sustainment options and found the best solution right here on home soil."

The Royal Australian Navy has used the MU90 Light Weight Torpedo since 2013, and Thales has held the support contract since that time. 

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