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Senior staff from the Royal Australian Navy visited the Australian Maritime College this week to look at AMC’s engineering and training capabilities.

Paul Scott, Director of RAN workforce management Captain Paul Scott said his warfare workforce manager, hydrographic and mine warfare specialists had looked at the training provided by AMC.

”We looked at, from a mine warfare perspective the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, and also the provision of training for Navy personnel in partnership with AMC,” he said.

Captain Scott said that on Tuesday the Head of Navy Engineering Rear Admiral Colin Lawrence had looked at the engineering aspects of Navy’s cooperation with AMC.

“So we are down here for a couple of different reasons, first phase was primarily engineering and the second phase are the seafarer and mariner collaborations.

Navy personnel were hosted by AMC’s Defence Maritime Program Manager Aaron Ingram and AMC Search’s Chris White.

Former Deputy chief of Navy Michael van Balen AO has been on the job as principal of AMC since early May.

The Australian Government has pledged $30 million over three years towards a Tasmanian Defence Innovation and Design Precinct at the AMC campus which would help drive defence-related research and development projects.

The Precinct is expected to help the Government deliver on a $200 billion investment in defence capability over the next decade and in particular the $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding plan.

Published on: 09 Jul 2019