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Defence Business Issue 46

AFL services has taken a novel approach to filling a void in filling its staffing needs, while championing disadvantaged youth. With a need in the market for qualified staff, the asset remediation company struggled to attract suitable employees. Yet it saw an opportunity to take part in a local initiative that gave opportunities to disadvantaged youth, especially in the northern area.  Read More

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Frigate
images courtesy BAE Systems
General Manager Adam

THE LEAD

Defence companies vie for slice of $35 billion Australian frigate pie.

Detailed planning for Australia’s Hunter Class Frigate Program is well underway as local companies vie for a slice of the $35 billion project.

Nine anti-submarine warfare frigates will be built by ASC Shipbuilding at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia in what is being described as the largest surface ship project in Australia’s defence history.

Construction of the first test blocks for the project will begin towards the end of this year with defence companies now being short-listed to carry out part of the work.

Among them is Adelaide defence company AFL services, which has been down-selected for lucrative blast and paint work.

AFL services was one of four Australian companies recently invited to tour global defence company BAE Systems’ world-class shipyards in Scotland to inspect painting processes used on the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

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