The Australian Government will build a Maritime Security Training Centre in Darwin to facilitate training of Royal Australian Navy and other Australian Defence Force members for Maritime Security operations.
“The Maritime Security Training Centre will support Northern Australian based ADF members in the maintenance of competencies required to undertake operational boarding tasks,” Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said.
“The new facility will cater for an expected increase in training requirements associated with the new Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) to conduct border protection and maritime patrol missions alongside other Australian vessels and with regional partners.”
Senator for the Northern Territory, Dr Sam McMahon said Defence is expected to approach industry for design development support later this year, with a construction timeframe of 2021-2022.
Information about opportunities for Australian businesses to get involved in Defence projects can be found at www.defence.gov.au.