OPINION | Hanwha Ocean buying Austal would probably suit the United States

The US Navy littoral combat ship USS Oakland, which was built by Austal USA

It looks like the United States has changed Australia’s mind. In April, the Australians doubted private shipbuilder Austal could be sold to South Korea’s Hanwha Ocean, but now they have no concerns. The most likely explanation is that Australia at first worried about what the US would think but...


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