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AUS: $500 Million F-111 Contract

MEDIA ALERT

THE HON. JOHN MOORE, MP Minister for Defence

Thursday, 17th August, 2000 MIN221/00

$500 Million F-111 Contract

The Minister for Defence, John Moore, will tomorrow announce the preferred tenderer for long term support and upgrade contracts for Australia's F-111 aircraft.

The contracts will involve deep maintenance and associated integrated logistic support for the F-111, as well as the design, test and incorporation of future upgrades to the F-111 weapon system.

The estimated value of both contracts, over the full term, exceeds $500 million.

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