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IMDEX Asia: Australia’s first naval shipbuilding plan launched

18th May 2017 - 07:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Singapore


Australia published its first ever Naval Shipbuilding Plan on 16 May detailing the programmes and infrastructure investment required to keep the Royal Australian Navy as one of the most modern and capable services over the next several decades.

It follows the Australian government’s Defence White Paper, which came out in April 2016 and committed to the construction of 21 Pacific Patrol Boats, 12 OPVs, nine Future Frigates and 12 Future Submarines.

The Naval Shipbuilding Plan states there will be ‘A$90 billion [US$66 billion] invested in new naval ships and submarines; more than A$1 billion in modern shipyard infrastructure; and

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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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