The Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels are just the latest capability facing significant delays due to the Morrison Government’s inability to manage Defence projects.
A report today suggests that there are significant issues integrating the ship’s gun and the combat management system with the patrol boats.
The Government has tasked German shipbuilder Luerssen with building 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels as part of their $4 billion offshore patrol boat program, with the first boat scheduled to be completed next year.
This reported delay will make these boats the latest in an ever-growing list of Defence projects that have experienced delays under consecutive Coalition Governments.
Under the Morrison Government, Defence’s top 25 major projects are now delayed by a cumulative 42 years.
The chaos and crisis engulfing the Prime Minister and the Minister for Defence means they are unable to deliver capabilities on time, on budget, and on spec.
Delays in the construction of the Offshore Patrol Vessels will yet again mean that the Australian Defence Force does not receive the crucial platforms they need, when they need them.
This Government is in crisis, the Defence Minister is completely incompetent, and they continuously mismanage crucial projects.