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Shipbuilders shortlisted for Australian programmes

18th April 2016 - 15:53 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The Australian Government has decided on the shortlist of companies to compete for the SEA 5000 and SEA 1180 shipbuilding programmes that will arm the Royal Australian Navy with new patrol vessels and frigates.

In a release issued by the Department of Defence on 18 April the shipbuilding programme will ‘ensure Australia retains a sovereign capability to build and sustain its naval vessels.’

First pass approval for 12 new OPVs was issued, with construction to begin in Adelaide from 2018 following the completion of the air warfare destroyers and transfer to Western Australia when the Future Frigate construction begins at

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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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