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Building the Australian Navy’s new fleet of submarines, frigates and offshore patrol vessels will be a complex task and involve up to 15,000 new workers, according to the Naval Shipbuilding Plan released by the department of defense on Tuesday.

The shipbuilding workforce is expected to grow to around 5,200 workers by the mid to late 2020s, with more than double this number of workers in sustainment activities and throughout supply chains across Australia.

In addition to the workforce, some AU$1.3 billion will be invested in shipyards in South Australia and Western Australia to make them capable of sustaining new work.


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