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Australia Awards Major Ship Contract

by: Matthew Potter
June 30, 2009

Category: Australia, BAE Systems, Business Line, Companies, Contract Awards, Countries, Events, production program | RSS 2.0

The Australian Government awarded BAE Systems a contract worth about $300 million (US) to begin laying down the new Hobart class anti-air warfare destroyers. The total program is worth over eight billion (US). On top of that over 200 jobs will be added to the shipyard where the class will be built.

The contract is for various hull blocks for the class of ships. The construction also involves Australian companies FORGACS Group and ASC Pty Ltd. The Hobart class is part of the modernization of the Australian Navy and the country’s armed forces in general recently planned on by the current government. BAE will also provide major communication and weapon systems for the ship.

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