Australian companies in bid for Canadian ships

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated two Australian companies for their inclusion in a bid, led by Navantia, for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. Minister Pyne said if successful, CEA Technologies will supply world-class radar technology and SAAB Australia will deliver combat system integration capabilities. “The inclusion of both these companies and their technologies in Navantia’s bid is a vote of confidence in the capabilities of Australia’s defence industry,” he said. “It demonstrates confidence in the Australian Government’s commitment to building a sovereign shipbuilding industry.…

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CSN calls for truth and transparency on federal shipbuilding schedules

While the jobs of 800 workers depend on a swift approval of a second naval support ship, federal government bureaucrats are busy trying to bury any evidence supporting this urgent operational need for Royal Canadian Navy. The National Post story of last week is just the latest proof of this: federal bureaucrats are claiming that Vancouver shipyard’s ship delivery schedules are now suddenly secret. While the Department of National Defense continues to maintain that the first Joint Support Ship (SIC) will be delivered by the Vancouver Shipyard in 2021, it…

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