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Fears of further delays to the nation's biggest defence project - 09/18/2013
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The $8 billion Air Warfare Destroyer program has been plagued with design changes "way beyond" expectations because of problems with Spanish designer Navantia, according to the head of the company building the vessels. Steve Ludlam, chief executive of shipbuilder ASC, speaking for the first time about design revisions that have disrupted the building of the first of the navy's new destroyers, said that the experience should be a warning to Defence as it prepares to build its $30 billion future submarine fleet. "We get the drawings, we start building to the drawings . . . and then we get the next update to the drawings and there is a lot of change. There is an enormous amount of change in that," he told The Australian yesterday. Read more



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