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Naval Warfare

PREMIUM: No watering down of local content on Australian naval projects

26th March 2021 - 10:48 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Anzac-class frigates are among the Royal Australian Navy vessels to feature the 9LV combat management system.

Although concerns linger about the construction schedule for Attack-class submarines, Australian government demands for greater local industrial content in naval programmes continue with the rollout of a Saab Australia combat management system.

Concern remains high about the Attack-class submarine programme for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Despite assurances from the government and designer Naval Group, Shephard remains sceptical that the construction of 12 submarines will proceed as smoothly as the two sides claim, with the project’s estimated price already ...

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