Surface Forces: February 26, 2002


Australia has received the fifth of six minehunters ordered in 1994 (HMAS Diamantina) and the sixth and last ship (HMAS Yarra) has been launched. These ships use fiberglass hulls to avoid magnetic mines, and carry a variety of sonars and minesweeping systems.--Stephen V Cole




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