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BAE Systems beats Spanish and Italian designs for $35 billion warship building program
BY DEFENCE REPORTER ANDREW GREENE
UPDATED YESTERDAY AT 10:25PM

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-29/bae-systems-selected-for-warship-building-program/9922666?pfmredir=sm

A British company has been chosen for Australia's largest peace-time warship-building program, under a $35 billion contract to produce nine high-tech, anti-submarine frigates.

Key points:

- Production of nine Hunter class global combat ships will begin in 2020

- BAE Systems beat off competition from Spanish, Italian designs to win the $35 billion contract

- Defence sources say while the design is considered most advanced, it is also considered risky because it is yet to be built

- BAE Systems beat off fierce competition from rival Spanish and Italian designs and will begin construction in Adelaide in 2020.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the new "Hunter class" global combat ships to be built by ASC shipbuilding at the company's facility in Osborne, Adelaide this morning.