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Defence Head Admits ‘Teething Problems’ in £26-Billion Australia Warship Project

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Getty Images 

Britain's head of the armed forces has assured Australia that a troubled British-designed frigate project is on track despite "teething problems".

The £26-billion-pound project which the British company BAE Systems won the Australian contract for four years ago was under renewed focus during Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Sir Tony Radakin's visit Down Under.