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Babcock Australasia leading the charge for Defence Primes

Employing more than 1,300 talented people across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock’s domestic capability is growing in the Defence, Aviation and Critical Services sectors, whilst drawing on a global pedigree that has worked in partnership with customers for more than a century.

Babcock’s Managing Director – Defence, Andy Davis, said the company’s service delivery model is different from traditional large primes.

“As a 21st Century Prime, Babcock clearly puts the needs of the customer first by integrating end-user focused and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agnostic solutions,” Mr Davis said.

“We support the complex supply chains required to deliver, as we design the best outcome to meet our customers’ specific and evolving requirements.”

Babcock is the trusted manager of critical and complex asset fleets to the military and emergency services across the globe.

Babcock Australasia’s Program Manager for the ADF’s Ground Support Equipment (GSE), Wayne Bennison, said Babcock has a well-defined, agile approach to asset management that is scalable across sectors.

“Babcock partners with the ADF to deliver the strategic asset management of the common GSE fleet, increase asset availability, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership,” Mr Bennison said.

“Based at more than 20 operating bases in Australia and internationally, the GSE fleet consisting of 3,500+ assets across more than 210 types of GSE is a critical enabler for all Navy, Army and Air Force fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

“In the provision of asset management services for GSE, Babcock seeks to deliver 10 to 20 percent cost efficiencies over the lifetime of those assets. This releases funding which can be reinvested in even greater capability.

“Our proven systems and experienced fleet engineering team are capable of developing bespoke maintenance strategies that reduce the overall cost of ownership, whilst ensuring critical assets are operational when required.”

Babcock’s approach to asset management generates cost-effectiveness, increased availability, and ultimately value for money. Leveraging the company’s expertise in asset management and recognised collaborative relationships, aligned with ISO 44001:2017, Babcock has delivered improved service and significant savings to the Defence programs it supports.

“For Land 3025 Counter-Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (C-CBRNE) equipment, Babcock implemented a ‘first of kind’ Prime Vendor model to deliver high levels of equipment availability,” Mr Davis said.

“Babcock provides complete acquisition, delivery into service, training and through life support for C-CBRNE equipment within Defence.

“We create value through tailored solutions and sustainable client relationships.”

Babcock leverages proven systems and processes, drawn from global experience, to manage the sustainment of more than 20,000 assets for Australian customers.

Central to Babcock’s unique methodology as a Defence Prime is a commitment to remaining supplier-agnostic, meaning that platforms and products are chosen in accordance with rigorous evaluation processes that always put the customer and final user needs first.

The result is a robust approach that delivers sovereign capability through local facilities and supply chains that are integrated, reliable and secure.

Sovereign Industry Capability is embedded in Babcock’s operating model. The company is committed to building capacity as well as capability in technology, engineering, sustainment, supply chain, and training across Australia and New Zealand.

“Sovereign capability is fundamental to our business here in Australasia,” Mr Davis said.

“By providing AIC during the acquisition phase of a program, we establish longer term, sovereign Defence capability for the decades of sustainment ahead.

“We collaborate, we commit and we deliver.”

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