World Briefs: Aussie subs: US firm to supply combat systems

Aussie subs: US firm to supply combat systems

SYDNEY • US defence contractor Lockheed Martin will supply the combat systems for Australia's new fleet of 12 French-built submarines, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said yesterday.

The Australian arm of the American defence giant defeated US rival Raytheon in a deal to fit out the vessels that have a combined price tag of A$50 billion (S$52.2 billion). French firm DCNS won the contract to design and build the submarines.

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9/11 law disastrous, Saudis warn US

RIYADH • Saudi Arabia has warned of "disastrous consequences" from a US law allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tensions between the long-standing allies. The warning came after the US Congress voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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