The Australian Maritime Alliance (AMA) has partnered with IMC Naval Architects (IMC) to provide a state-of-the-art solution for the Australian Army’s LAND 8710 Phase 1A program, according to Serco’s release.
AMA, a joint venture between Serco and Civmec, offers an advanced Littoral Maneuver Vessel-Medium (LMV-M) design, “Oboe”, with complementary IMC capabilities.
The addition of IMC as an Australian naval architecture and marine engineering consultant brings a broad portfolio of local skills, experience and expertise to bolster AMA’s sovereign proposition.
Serco Defense Managing Director Clint Thomas AM, CSC, said the AMA is maximizing the skills of Australian industry for the complex army project, ensuring shipbuilding expertise stays in the country for a long time. term.
Representing a step change in the Army’s amphibious operations capability, the Oboe features a proven through-deck design, allowing for more flexible loading/unloading options and rapid ramp-to-ramp marriages with amphibious vessels and of maritime transport.
The design provides superior sea-keeping and load-carrying capabilities, with Oboe’s tri-deck design allowing crew and engineering accommodation spaces to benefit from large dedicated full-beam compartments, and brings over 200 m2 of usable vehicle deck to facilitate mixed load configurations.
Serco Australia and Civmec have come together to pursue their shared vision of delivering the next generation of assured amphibious capabilities for the Australian Defense Force through a new joint venture, the Australian Maritime Alliance. Serco and Civmec are leading an Australia-wide team in solution development and industrial engagement in pursuit of the LAND 8710 Phase 1A program.
IMC Naval Architects (IMC) is an independent Australian naval architecture consultancy based in Fremantle, Western Australia, providing comprehensive naval architecture and marine engineering services to the global maritime industry. With over 25 years of experience serving the offshore, logistics, fisheries, minerals, maritime infrastructure and defense sectors with ship design, ship modification and conversion, the naval architecture, offshore engineering and vessel acquisition management, IMC’s experience is reflected in its bespoke design solutions.