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France, Germany, Japan In Running For Australian Submarine Deal - Yahoo News

The Australian military confirmed last month that it was in talks with Japan and others on the design and production but this is the first time it has narrowed down the countries it would invite to bid to be part of the process. http://trentltpp.postbit.com View gallery The programme to replace the Collins Class submarines will be the largest defence procurement projec Andrews said the government would seek proposals from the three with options for designing and building the submarines overseas, in Australia or a combination of both. He added that he expected significant work to be undertaken in Australia during http://www.nexopia.com/users/barrettsyuc/blog/172-kim-kardashian-stuns-in-lowcut-grammys-gown-says-north-west-already-has-a-paparazzi-pose-yahoo-celebrity the build phase. There are concerns the domestic ship-building industry would be fatally hurt by Canberra choosing off-the-shelf submarines from Japan or another international supplier. Andrews said the competitive evaluation process was expected to take 10 months, after which one international partner would be chosen. "The process... provides a pathway for Australian industry to maximise its involvement in the programme, whilst not compromising capability, cost, programme schedule or risk," he added.
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