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BAE faces complicated arrangements for Hunter frigates

4th December 2018 - 04:57 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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BAE Systems should sign contracts to begin Australia’s Sea 5000 Hunter-class frigate programme within the next couple of months. It is also expected to buy ASC Shipbuilding that will construct the frigates.

Nigel Stewart, Sea 5000 programme manager at BAE Systems, told Shephard that two contracts will be ‘signed concurrently’ to cover the purchase of ASC Shipbuilding as ‘the legal entity that enters into the Hunter contract’, plus the head contract will be ‘the framework for the whole nine ships with terms for the whole 30-year duration’.

Stewart said the shipbuilding part of ASC has to be formally separated

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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