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Babcock to continue delivering critical C-CBRNE capabilities for the ADF

Australia’s service men and women will continue to have leading-edge technologies to prevent and defeat Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) threats used against the nation’s interests thanks to an extended Counter CBRNE Prime Vendor contract between Babcock Australasia (Babcock) and the Commonwealth of Australia.

The new three-year contract extension of approximately $37 million supports 132 different types of Counter CBRNE equipment, including explosive ordnance disposal equipment, unmanned ground vehicles and chemical detection systems.

Babcock supports Defence to manage existing, and acquire new Counter CBRNE capability, including equipment acquisitions, maintenance and repairs. Babcock also supports Defence to identify new C-CBRNE technology.

Since 2019, Babcock has created almost 40 jobs and engages 52 small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) to support the delivery of the service to Defence.

Babcock Australasia Managing Director Mission & Support Systems Richard Udall said: “As a proven and trusted partner to the Commonwealth, Babcock is proud to continue our work in this critical area.

“National security has never been more important or more complex to deliver. Our service men and women put their lives on the line for our nation – they deserve the very best, cutting-edge technology and equipment to support them to do their job, and Babcock is built for that task.

“We are also proud to support Defence SMEs to deliver this contract, who in turn, support this key capability for the ADF.”

This year, Babcock was recognised for its work in Counter CBRNE – awarded Land Business of the Year at the Australian Defence Industry Awards 2023.

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