AUSTRALIA’S Department of Defence – DSRG is seeking an electronic security upgrade to HMAS Stirling.

Security works include an upgrade of the electronic access control system, provision of a controlled key cabinet, lockable cabinets, an amplifier, breakout box, ceiling speakers and associated cabling infrastructure at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling is a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) base that is part of fleet Base West situated on the west coast of Australia. The base is located on Garden Island, near Perth. Garden Island also has its own military airport on the 10km long and 1.5km wide island. 

HMAS Stirling has expanded significantly within its existing boundaries and is the largest of the RAN's shore establishments, with a base population of approximately 2300 service personnel, 600 defence civilians and 500 contractors. Amenities included berthing and wharves, vessel repair and refit services, a ship-lift, and a helicopter support facility, as well as medical facilities, fuel storage and accommodation. The base also hosts the Submarine Escape Training Facility – one of only 6 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.

HMAS Stirling is home port to 11 fleet units, including 4 Anzac class frigates (HMAS Arunta, HMAS Ballarat, HMAS Toowoomba and HMAS Perth), all 6 Collins class submarines operated by the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service (HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Waller, HMAS Dechaineux, HMAS Sheean and HMAS Rankin), and a fleet replenishment vessel, HMAS Sirius.

The electronic security tender for HMAS Stirling closes on October 19. ♦