ASHPO and LES win The Essington Lewis Trophy for Excellence in Collaboration between the DMO and a SME in 2009. The citation states:
As a team you have consistently provided exceedingly high quality products ahead of time in an environment of tight production deadlines. You have partnered together, and with other Super Hornet stakeholders both here and in the US, to develop these essential Super Hornet maintenance products and proactively addressed emergent challenges. Your customer engagement and dedication to supporting the introduction of the Super Hornet capability to Australia has been exemplary.
LES and ASHPO were also awarded The 2009 DMO/Industry Team of the Year Award for Excellence in the Rapid Acquisition Category. The citation states:
For your rapid development of the Super Hornet Logistic Support Analysis database and associated maintenance documentation including Technical Maintenance Plans, Planned Servicing Schedules, authorised spares listings and the initial loading of the Air Force's Computer Aided Maintenance Management System. Your outstanding efforts have ensured that Air Force will be able to maintain the new fleet of Super Hornet aircraft upon their introduction into service in March 2010.
In addition they jointly received The 2009 DMO/Industry Team of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement in Major Acquisition. The citation states:
For bringing that magic 'X' factor to the implementation of this very significant project at an extraordinary pace. Key to the timely introduction of the Super Hornet aircraft into ADF service has been the partnership forged between you. That extraordinary partnership featured a structured and collaborative approach, a focus on risk management, and above all, a focus on timely outcomes. The ability of the RAAF to operate the fleet of Super Hornet aircraft on arrival in Australia on the 23 March 2010 will be in large part due to the quality of the collaboration between you.
LES would like to take this opportunity to thank ASHPO for actively contributing to the environment that forged such a successful and on-going partnership, and the ADM and DMO for the recognition of our joint efforts during 2009.