Plan Galileo

Plan Galileo will deliver the capability to sustain the Royal Australian Navy's growing fleet to ensure it can fight and win at sea.

The federal government's National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise will provide the nation with its greatest naval capability regeneration since the Second World War, as well as create and sustain a sovereign shipbuilding industry in Australia for generations to come.

Plan Galileo will ensure the significantly larger and more complex fleet that results from Continuous Naval Shipbuilding is effectively sustained so it can fight and win at sea. It will also enhance Navy’s agile approach and ability to surge from strategic locations across Australia, particularly key operational areas in the Pacific. Plan Galileo achieves this by approaching sustainment as a whole-of-life concept, considering sustainment needs at the design stage of a vessel. It reworks our support solution to one that adopts a fleet view, minimising duplication across the maritime domain. The weight of the fleet will increase by 132 per cent in key regions across Australia from 2010 to 2048 as shown in the image below.

Plan Galileo Info-graphic Weight Map

Plan Galileo focusses sustainment on Regional Maintenance Centres (RMCs), which bring together the Commonwealth, primes, local small businesses and suppliers. Strategically located in port cities around the country, the RMCs will have the capability to sustain multiple classes of Royal Australian Navy surface fleet units.

Plan Galileo aims to achieve three key objectives by 2025:

  • Build a new approach to integrated Capability Life Cycle management.
  • Leverage new technologies and learning to improve productivity and promote increased levels of innovation, collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the maritime domain.
  • Build the skilled workforce we need to meet this challenge.

More information on recent updates, key milestones and Plan Galileo factsheets and multimedia can be found below.

Development – Completed Implementation Success
1 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2020 1 Jul 2020-31 Dec 2021 1 Jan 2022-30 Jun 2025
Establishing Regional Maintenance Centres Maturing supply chains Building a skilled workforce

For more information please contact us plan.galileo@defence.gov.au