Destroyer masts to float on Port River

Destroyer masts to float on Port River

A contract worth more than $3 million has been awarded to MG Engineering at Port Adelaide to build masts for the air warfare destroyers under construction at Osborne.

Radar and communications equipment will be fitted to the 22-metre masts.

The Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, said the masts each would weigh 25 tonnes.

He said they would be floated in sections along the Port River to the ship construction site.

“The information that’s carried on the masts, the radar as well as all the technical information that the radar enables the ships to have is critical. You don’t have an air warfare destroyer without a mast,” he said.

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