Australia's World-Class Shipbuilding Capabilities

Essentially an island and its own continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, it’s not hard to see why Australia’s defence of its maritime domain is a priority. However despite the nation’s maritime needs, the country’s shipbuilding facilities are attracting foreign defence clients as well. Australia is stepping up with regards to shipbuilding and repair with the construction of state-of-the art facilities in the pipeline, and the Australian government investing A$89 billion in the naval ship and submarine upgrading programme.

Written by Sylvia Caravotas (Satovarac Consulting) for OIDA. The full article is available from OIDA.