Thales Australia developing masterplan for Maritime Autonomy and SME Collaboration Precinct
Thales Australia has announced that the company is developing a masterplan to establish a Maritime Autonomy and SME Collaboration Precinct on the Newcastle foreshore to support the RAN’s SEA 1905-1 program should the company be selected.
The precinct is expected to inject over $40 million into the Hunter economy in the first five years, as well as create 100 new jobs on the company’s Carrington site.
The site at Carrington has been used to support the Navy’s Huon Class MHC vessels and mine warfare capability which are scheduled for gradual retirement.
The new precinct will be used to help the company deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s Mine Countermeasures and Military Survey Capability SEA 1905-1 program, should Thales be selected for the project.