BEIJING — The first of Australia’s two new assault ships is running its final contractor sea trials, reinforcing expectations that the program will meet its revised schedule. The trials include testing the combat and communication systems, prime contractor BAE Systems says. The ship, to be commissioned as HMAS Canberra, has been built to Navantia’s design of the Spanish ship Juan Carlos I. Navantia built the two hulls up to flight deck level. BAE built the island ...
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