News & Events-Frazer-Nash consultancy supports Air 9000 Phase 8

Engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash has been appointed to work with Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) on a project to replace the current Seahawk 'Classic' helicopters with new Naval Combat helicopters. Project Air 9000 Phase 8 will deliver 24 MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters and associated mission and support systems, with an initial operating capability by the third quarter of 2015. The helicopters will provide the Royal Australian Navy with the next generation maritime aviation combat capability.

The new Romeo helicopters will be able to operate from the flight decks of Navy's frigates and destroyers in rough seas, by day or night. The Romeo will be integrated into the ANZAC Class frigates and the Air Warfare Destroyers, currently being developed and built in Adelaide.

Frazer-Nash Consultancy is representing the project in the ANZAC Class Systems Program Office, which is responsible for in-service aspects including maintenance and implementing capability upgrades. Frazer-Nash will lead the Integration System Safety Program, which involves the implementation of new lighting, power and weapons magazine systems and products onto the existing platforms, allowing for safe and effective use of the new Romeo helicopters with the ANZAC class ships. 

Frazer-Nash Australia Consultant Simon Hollick said: "Frazer-Nash is extremely pleased to be using our naval safety management skills and aerospace capability to expand our work in this field in Australia. We are drawing on our specialist experience in ship-air integration to deliver a world class outcome on this project."


Expanding Defence Air Business

Frazer-Nash's expanding business inAustraliain corporates team members who specialise in defence and aerospace systems, with extensive experience supporting a wide range of Australian and international projects. Frazer-Nash will be showcasing their aerospace capabilities at the Avalon Airshow 2013.