Friday, June 29, 2018

Australia's Hunter Class Frigates...

via The Great Guys at Defense Aerospace!
The Turnbull Government will deliver one of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates, create 4,000 Australian jobs and secure a local naval shipbuilding industry for decades to come.

The frigates, to be designed by BAE Systems and built by ASC Shipbuilding, are central to our plan to secure our nation, our naval shipbuilding sovereignty and create Australian jobs.

BAE’s Global Combat Ship – Australia will provide our nation with one of the most advanced anti-submarine warships in the world - a maritime combat capability that will underpin our security for decades to come.

The Future Frigates, named the Hunter class, will be built in Australia, by Australians, using Australian steel.

This $35 billion program will create 4,000 Australian jobs right around the country and create unprecedented local and global opportunities for businesses large and small.

The Hunter class will begin entering service in the late 2020s replacing the eight Anzac Frigates, which have been in service since 1996.

The Turnbull Government is committed to give our military the potent naval capability it needs.
Story here. 

I didn't follow the program.  Is this the best of breed in the competition or is it a case of pure politics, jobs and favoritism carrying the day?

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