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Countdown to construction

14th November 2016 - 15:40 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Australian industry is gearing itself up for a busy next few years as naval shipbuilding programmes firm up, part of a wider fleet regeneration programme that will see new OPVs, patrol boats and large fleet frigates added to its force.

An initial evaluation process to design a class of 12 new OPVs for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) saw three companies - Netherlands shipbuilder Damen, along with the German pair of Lurssen and Fassmer – shortlisted in April to compete for the deal. With much of the work due to be awarded to national shipbuilders Australian firm Austal are looking

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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