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Austal Chosen To Build New Border Protection Fleet

June 14 2011


The Australian government has selected Austal, which is based in West Australia, to build a new fleet of patrol boats for the customs service, reports the Australian.

The eight planned Cape-class vessels will replace the aging fleet of Roebuck Bay-class boats (sometimes called the Bay class), which were also produced by Austal.

The Roebuck Bay class is expected to remain in service until the new boats are delivered to the Customs and Border Protection Service between 2013 and...

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