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HII Appoints Executives to Facilitate Efforts Supporting AUKUS Goals

HII Appoints Executives to Facilitate Efforts Supporting AUKUS Goals

HII Mission Technologies has appointed Tim Brown as vice president of operations for HII Nuclear Australia.

In the said role, Brown will lead HII’s efforts supporting Pillar 1 of the trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific region between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The AUKUS Pillar 1 initiative focuses on helping Australia acquire and maintain conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines.

Brown, a 33-year veteran of the Royal Australian Navy, served as a submarine officer and commanded a Collins-class submarine and an ANZAC-class frigate, providing him with knowledge and experience of Australia’s submarine program. According to HII, he played an early and instrumental role in the AUKUS security partnership.

To contribute to advancing the AUKUS goals, HII also appointed Terry Nichols as managing director for HII Australia. He will support Pillar 2 of the trilateral agreement, focusing on strengthening cooperation in critical technologies, including cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, hypersonic and counter-hypersonic.

Nichols brings to HII 20 years of experience serving in the Australian Army and over thirty years in management and executive management roles, including at Boeing Defence Australia, Rheinmetall and UGL.

In remarks about the twin appointments, Michael Lempke, president of HII Mission Technologies’ nuclear and environmental services business group and leader of HII’s Australia operations, said “their leadership will be crucial as we strengthen alliances, enhance capabilities and drive innovation in partnership with the Australian Defence Force customers to make both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of AUKUS a success.”

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