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Australia wants new frigates to boost its naval industry

Australia’s Future Frigate Program, or SEA 5000 Project, which is aimed at replacing its existing fleet of eight Anzac-class frigates with nine new Aegis-equipped anti-submarine frigates, is in high gear, with the three foreign contenders starting to move their pieces into place. The winner of the US$26.9 billion frigate tender should be revealed in June. […]