Whiskey Project Group (TWPG), an Australian maritime defense firm, has secured a breakthrough contract with the US Defense Innovation Unit. This $12.5 million deal marks a significant milestone as TWPG commits to supply a series of advanced tactical ships designed to meet the demanding needs of US Marine Corps operations.
Celebrations were held when the contract was announced during the G’Day USA Defense Industry Dialogue in Washington DC, with Australian Ambassador to the United States Dr Kevin Rudd and TWPG executives in attendance. The road to this commendable achievement included a competitive evaluation process that confirmed the strong capabilities of TWPG’s vessels: the eight-meter Whiskey Alpha and the eleven-meter Whiskey Bravo. These world-class vessels are expected to make their first deliveries before the end of the current year.
Founded by former Australian Navy mine clearance divers, TWPG brings a wealth of real-world operational experience. The company prides itself on designing ships that meet the complex needs of naval command and operations, combining Australian and New Zealand maritime expertise with global military technology know-how.
By incorporating contemporary tactical knowledge into naval architecture, the TWPG designs ships that not only meet, but exceed the standards of maritime warfare, ensuring they are networked and combat ready. This is fully consistent with the goals of the United States Defense Innovation Unit, an entity exclusively dedicated to integrating commercial technological development with the military sector.
The collaboration between TWPG and the US Defense Innovation Unit is a testament to the importance of allied forces working together to push defense technologies to the limit. It’s a move that reinforces the shared commitment to protecting national security while promoting innovation in an ever-evolving battlefield.