China Loses Another Customer

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsurf/articles/20220107.a…
Australia has run into problems replacing its aging offshore patrol boats. The last six of its 18 new Cape-class boats ran into problems when it was discovered the China had sold Austal, the Australian builder, sub-standard aluminum. Austal dropped the Chinese as a source but fixing the problems caused by the defective metal delayed delivery of the last six boats by up to nine months. In addition to the cost of replacing the defective Chinese metal, there was an additional $32 million needed to keep older patrol boats in service a little longer

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Australia has run into problems replacing its aging offshore patrol boats. The last six of its 18 new Cape-class boats ran into problems when it was discovered the China had sold Austal, the Australian builder, sub-standard aluminum.

This ain’t nuttin’!

Wait until we have Boeing/Airbus sized airliners, built with 100% CCP sourced parts. The stories will be brain-numbing.

(Why does China-manufactured stainless steel flatware corrode? There are hints to the answer for the boats and the airliners in that problem.)

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