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CASG acknowledges Hunter-class build challenges

21st September 2018 - 04:57 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


As the Royal Australian Navy looks ahead to acquiring Hunter-class frigates, RADM Anthony Dalton, General Manager of Ships at Australia’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), acknowledged the challenges ahead.

When building the three-ship Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD), Dalton said that ASC Shipyard in Osborne, South Australia was basically a consolidation yard, ‘which is very different for what we’re going to need for the Hunter-class frigate’.

Hunter class will be built in a single shipyard so we need a more vertically integrated shipyard, and that’s the work that’s happening at Osborne

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

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

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