Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Modules

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In early June this year, A.M.S. Tugs & Barges was awarded a contract to transport AWD modules from Newcastle, NSW to Osborne, SA.

The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program is one of the largest multi-phased defence projects in Australia which will significantly increase Australia’s defence capabilities. This program will provide air defence for accompanying ships, land forces and infrastructure in coastal areas, and self-protection against missiles and aircraft.

The AWD program utilises a modular construction method. Shipyards in various locations in Australia and overseas construct modules or blocks, that are then transported to ASC/Techport in SA where they are joined and assembled to build the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). Some of the blocks weigh well over 100 tonnes.

Image below are courtesy of BJ Browne 2015


                      (A.M.S. Gladstone at Newcastle, NSW)                                                    (A.M.S. Gladstone at Newcastle, NSW)


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