Industrial cooperation is essential to award export contracts, due that most of the countries request that defense contracts include local activities and/or other offset considerations to return benefits to the country: jobs, investments in new capacities, new export opportunities, reduction of third-party technology dependence, etc.
The Industrial Cooperation Area, integrated in Through Life Support , performs the following functions:
- Identification of local partners and collaborators, to carry out activities directly or indirectly related to the applicable offer/contract (exports, supplier training, technology transfer, R & D projects, investments, etc.), depending on the country’s needs, capabilities and requirements, aiming to improve the value proposition.
- Preparation of Value Proposition planning, Local Content, Industrial Cooperation, depending on the requirements of each country and offer.
- Negotiation and agreement with Local Authorities the activities to be included in the Industrial Cooperation Contract.
- Compliance monitoring of the commitments acquired in the Industrial Cooperation Agreements.
- Preparation of Industrial Cooperation reports to the relevant Local Authorities.
Navantia has extensive experience in contracts involving technology transfer and cooperation for the development of local industry, such as the examples of Australia, Norway, Turkey, Malaysia, etc.
In 2016, Navantia Australia and SAGE Automation created NSAG, a Joint Venture for the local development of the Integrated Platform Control System (SICP) of the Australian Navy vessels.