Australia's naval shipbuilders Austal and ASC Shipbuilding have agreed to act together to compete for the construction of Australia's Future Frigates program in partnership with the overseas designer yet to be chosen by the government.
“The Austal/ASC Shipbuilding teaming arrangement offers a compelling, low risk, Australian shipbuilding solution for each of the three shortlisted international designers; BAE, Fincantieri and Navantia,” Austal CEO, David Singleton said.
“This partnership will bring Austal’s unparalleled record in aluminium shipbuilding, exports and operational efficiency to combine with ASC Shipbuilding’s expertise in steel warship manufacturing,” he said.
Austal has sold more than 255 ships to 100 customers in 44 countries, including the U.S.
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