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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sweden defends subs after Australia snub

Kockums A26 class SSKSwedish defence company Saab has defended its submarine-making capabilities after Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott excluded the country from a major new submarine-building programme.

Tony Abbott accused the country of failing to build or design any new models for the past two decades. He made the comments on Friday as his government invited France, Germany and Japan to compete to build new submarines on Friday.

“The last Australian submarine came off the production line in about 2001...the last Swedish submarine came off the production line in 1996, so it’s almost two decades since Sweden built a submarine,” said Abbott.

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