Indian Ocean Patrol Boats?

Vessels would comabt illegal fishing, smuggling and piracy.

Calls grow for Indian Ocean Patrol Boats program

Australia should introduce an Indian Ocean Patrol Boat Program, modelled on the Pacific Patrol Boat Program (PPBP), to increase its influence throughout the region and improve Western Australia’s defence industry, a new report has found.

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Perth and RDA Kimberley Security and Defence in Western Australia: An Economic Perspective report, which outlines 25 key recommendations to boost WA’s economic growth and stability and improve Australia’s long-term national interests, has urged the federal government to consider the implementation of an Indian Ocean Patrol Boat Program.

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