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First Australian AOR commences test phase

29th May 2019 - 01:46 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


The first of two new auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessels being built for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has started its test phase.

Navantia told Shephard that the test phase will begin with the powering of electrical switchboards to start the combat system and platform tests.

Built by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia, the first vessel Supply is expected to arrive in Australia in June 2020 following sea acceptance tests in December. The second ship, Stalwart, will reach the milestone of 70% of its blocks erected in the slipway in June, with a launch expected at the end of August. Stalwart

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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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