Australian defence issues call-out to industry on tender RIB capabilities

The Australian Department of Defence has issued a request for information (RFI) to gain an appreciation of Australian industry capabilities to design, manufacture, and sustain military tender RIBs.

Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s (CASG) First Assistant Secretary Ships, Sheryl Lutz, said the four-week RFI would help inform procurement options for Australian-manufactured military RIBs, which would be capable of being launched from larger surface ships and submarines for the purpose of conducting naval operations at sea.

Ms Lutz added that the objectives of the RFI include establishing what Australian industry capabilities currently exist, and could potentially be developed to design, manufacture and support boats for the Royal Australian Navy.

Vendors, both locally and internationally, will need to be registered on AusTender to access RFI details.

The RFI closes on April 30, 2020.

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