Navantia Australia has upped the ante in predictive maintenance and defect analysis with the recent installation of a Through Life Support Facility at Garden Island East, Sydney NSW, Australia.
Navantia Australia’s Through Life Support Facility is a multipurpose open architecture system that enables the testing and development of IPMS hardware and software to be conducted on-shore. It replicates the IPMS hardware and software installed onboard the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks and Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships and is a key enabler for the optimisation of maintenance and platform availability through the capture and analysis of real data from the ships and proactive obsolescence management. Navantia Australia’s Managing Director Israel Lozano Barragán said the installation of the Through Life Support Facility is another step forward in delivering Australian sovereign sustainment capability. “The ability to maintain design integrity, configuration control, upgrades and modernisation of all Navantia designed ships and supplied systems and equipment, including the IPMS, in Australia is a key capability developed in Navantia Australia to support CASG and the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet,” stated Lozano.
Leveraging off its pedigree in Platform System Design and Integration and as Original Equipment Manufacturer for the Integrated Platform Management Systems (IPMS) installed on all Navantia designed ships currently in service with the Royal Australian Navy, Navantia Australia is uniquely positioned to provide substantial risk based solutions for Navy’s sustainment challenges. The Through Life Support Facility is also equipped with the necessary equipment to centralise the operational data stored by the IPMS and to provide data analysis services.