Scope of Work:
BlueZone Group provides in-country Through Life Support (TLS) for essential communications and navigation equipment, which is integrated into the three Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs), and operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). BlueZone Group’s core capabilities and expertise are in providing in-country Through Life Support activities to complex electronic and electromechanical systems provided by overseas Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to the Australian Defence Force. Support to Air Warfare Destroyer includes:
General Announcing and Entertainment System
The Air Warfare Destroyers General Announcing and Entertainment System comprises the following circuits:
Principal system functions are
Sample system components for which BlueZone Group provides support in Australia are described below.
Intercom Unit (CIC-I-518/D)
Intercom Unit for point-to-point communication with the talk-back loudspeakers to different zones. The equipment is rugged and compact, designed for marine intercommunication systems for military applications. Mechanics are specially treated for the marine environment.
Control Station with Mike (CIC-MSB2/8 and CIC-MSB2/6)
Control Station with Mike for general announcing within the ship system. Each is provided with a set of pushbuttons for access to the different types of loudspeakers assigned, in addition to Mike with PTT and support.
6MC Loudspeaker and Remote-Control Unit (CIC-397/200)
6MC Loudspeaker and Remote-Control Unit enables megaphonic ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication. Comprised of a set of identical loudspeakers, fully watertight and weather resisting. The structure is treated for seawater and corrosive environments. The total output of the assembly is approximately 200W. A motor-driven control unit enables azimuthal mobility of ± 180 ° from the resting position. All cable inlets and outlets are made through glands to thus assure fully water tightness of the assembly.