The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has commissioned first of the two ordered new Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships, HMAS Supply.
Carrying fuel, water, food, parts and dry cargo, the AORs will primarily provide logistics replenishment to naval combat units at sea. They will also be able to support Humanitarian and Disaster Relief operations domestically and regionally.
AOR ships are built by Spain’s Navantia as part of a contract awarded in May 2016. These two new ships will replace the Navy’s HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius.
NSAG, Navantia’s joint venture with Adelaide-based SAGE Automation, is providing Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for Supply and Stalwart. Saab and Raytheon are supplying the combat management systems and communications systems, respectively.