RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

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Re: RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

Postby CarlLinkenbagh » 14 Jun 2018 21:08

RussF172 wrote:This waiting is killing me. Just make a decision already and put us out of our misery. I'm sure there are many who want to know :)


You and me both Russ. The only other thing I'm holding my breath for at the moment is "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" hitting cinemas on the 21 June.

I ran into my boss from my SEA 5000 days a week or so ago. He took the phrase "loose lips sink ships" to a whole new level, despite my best attempts at smiling, fluttering my eyelashes at him and begging him to tell me when the big announcement will be made.

They can't leave it too much longer. People will start exploding!!
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Re: RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

Postby MikeJames » 15 Jun 2018 12:37

I believe the next meeting of the National Security sub-Committee is next Friday, (22 June) so that is the next most likely date for an announcement.

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Re: RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

Postby MikeJames » 21 Jun 2018 10:58

My understanding is that a decision should be announced tomorrow, 22 June.

My money's on Navantia given the RAN is happy with the two classes in service (Adelaide and Hobart classes) and have another class under construction (the replenishment ships) however BAE Has spent a lot of time and effort pumping up their bid.

If I think anyone's a dark horse I think it's Fincantieri with the FREMM.

We should know this time tomorrow.

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Re: RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

Postby SlatsSSN » 21 Jun 2018 12:36

Thanks Mike, this has been a very informative thread.

To me no matter who wins, no doubt the biggest loser will be the taxpayer..

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Re: RAN OPV and Frigate shortlist news

Postby RussF172 » 21 Jun 2018 14:30

Well, I've got to admit that I hope to make some money out of it too :)

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