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Australia inks Sea 1180 OPV contract

2nd February 2018 - 10:40 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


A contract worth more than A$3 billion ($2.4 billion) for 12 OPVs for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has been signed with Lürssen, the Australian government announced on 31 January.

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne claimed that contract signature for Project Sea 1180 Phase 1 demonstrated the government’s ‘commitment to keeping on schedule and supporting Australian industry’.

Lürssen was declared preferred tenderer in late November and it will act as prime contractor for this design and build project.

Beginning in 2020, the first two vessels will be built by state-owned ASC as subcontractor at the Osborne Naval Shipyard near

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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