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Frigates and OPVs parade three by three in Australia

10th October 2017 - 04:52 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Sydney

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Frigates and OPVs were a major focus at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney last week, with each programme – Project Sea 5000 and Sea 1180 respectively – shortlisted to three contenders each after RfTs were earlier issued.

On the last day of the expo, the three frigate contenders presented their designs at a conference session: the BAE Systems Type 26 Global Combat Ship, Fincantieri FREMM-A and Navantia F-5000. The former employed a chief engineer to highlight design features of the Type 26, while Fincantieri rolled in a couple of Italian Navy officers. Navantia took a multimedia approach to

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

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