Royal Australian Navy, FPR Announce Exciting Scheme

Royal Australian Navy, FPR Announce Exciting Scheme

The Royal Australian Navy and Ford Performance Racing (FPR) have joined forces to support and grow the next generation of Marine Technicians through two key initiatives announced at HMAS Waterhen.

FPR’s Development Series driver Chaz Mostert will drive a special car in the final meet of the season, this weekend’s Sydney Telstra 500. The race car has been prepared in RAN livery with the special number of 100 for this one race.

Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Michael Uzzell also announced a five-year agreement between Navy and FPR for a unique outplacement scheme which will see two Marine Technical sailors work with the factory Ford outfit for the next five seasons, beginning in 2012.

The scheme was offered to Navy by FPR and will be used to develop the technical skills of our MT sailors.

Ford Performance Racing Principal Tim Edwards said it was an honour for FPR to work closely with the Navy on two great initiatives which will help develop the next generation of leaders.

“I am proud the Navy has accepted our offer to place two mechanics within our team each year for the next five years. Not only will they provide valuable assistance as we transition to Car of the Future, but I am sure our team will learn valuable skills from them as well,” Mr Edwards said.

Naval Today Staff, December 01, 2011; Image: navy