03. Maritime Muscle
As the world’s biggest island, Australia has a vested interest in shipbuilding. And with the launch of the multi-billion dollar Hunter Class Frigate Program, Australia’s defence industry has the opportunity to become an international maritime power – but can the nation pass the test?
In this episode Lily Serna hears from the people behind this significant defence project and explores what it takes to deliver world-class, sustainable shipbuilding capability for Australia.
The Hunter Class Frigate Program will deliver nine anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy – but it’s delivering much more than ships. It will transform the nation’s shipbuilding and sustainment capability and is expected to generate 6,300 jobs and $17 billion for the economy.