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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces 'historic' Navy ship build for South Australia; submarines remain uncertain

Collins class SSKThe Federal Government has detailed its plans to build $40 billion worth of new surface ships for the Navy in South Australia but the Prime Minister would not be drawn on where the service's next generation of submarines will be built.

Tony Abbott announced the new surface ships would be built at Osborne in Adelaide on Tuesday.

The Government will build a fleet of frigates at the ASC shipbuilding yard from 2020, and a further fleet of Offshore Combatant Vessels (OCV) from 2018, with the start dates for both projects brought forward.

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