Mr Martin Edwards
General Manager Maritime Services Group, ASC Pty Ltd
ASC exists to serve the frontline of Australia's Naval Defence Capabilities. With more than 1300 employees at two submarine facilities in South Australia and Western Australia, ASC remains Australia's largest, specialised defence shipbuilding organisation, with naval design and engineering resources unparalleled within Australia's defence industry. ASC is responsible for the sustainment of the Royal Australian Navy's six Collins Class Submarines and is committed to supporting the Australian Defence Force by maintaining open lines of communication with its customer, understanding their expectations and priorities, and striving to deliver the best possible results through an unwavering commitment to productivity and efficiency improvements. Initially established in 1985 at Osborne, South Australia, ASC was chosen in 1987 as the prime contractor for the design, manufacture and delivery of the fleet of six Collins Class Submarines. At the conclusion of the build program in 2003, ASC commenced a contract for the ongoing repair, maintenance and design upgrades of submarines' through life support. ASC is a true sovereign national asset, with expertise and experience earned over 30 years immersed in Australia's submarine sector.