Aus Huons get life extension

Replacements decades away.

Australia approves minehunter programme

The Australian government has granted first pass approval for plans to extend the service life of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Huon class minehunter vessels, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 11 August.

The project aims to provide Australia with effective maritime mine countermeasure capability out to the 2030s, by extending the life of the Huon class vessels while a replacement is determined.

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