Prophets without honour in their own land

Baird, Neil
January 2011
Ausmarine;Jan2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p5
Trade Publication
The author questions why the Australian government prefers to purchase defence equipment, particularly naval equipment from foreign sources rather than to buy from local manufacturers. He mentions Australian naval architects and ship builders Austral, Incat and Alucraft, well known naval companies who have reportedly been snubbed and even insulted by the local Defence purchasing establishment. He feels that from time to time the government should pay attention to these local suppliers.


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