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Commander Inspects Kikau Refit

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has concluded his one-week visit to Australia. This after he accepted an invitation from the Chief
30 Jun 2017 11:13
Commander Inspects Kikau Refit

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto has concluded his one-week visit to Australia.

This after he accepted an invitation from the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin for an Official Visit to Canberra.

Rear Admiral Naupoto was accorded a Guard of Honour on his arrival at the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Headquarters.

He also took the opportunity with the Air Chief Marshal Binskin to honour soldiers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the name of peace by laying a wreath at the War Memorial in Canberra.

On Wednesday, he visited Norship Industries in Cairns, Queensland, to inspect the progress of the refit of RFNS Kikau.

There, Rear Admiral Naupoto was also briefed on the progress of the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement programme and forecasted delivery dates for Fiji’s new boats which are scheduled to be delivered in 2022.

He was briefed on the progress of the refit by the refit project manager and engineers of Norship Industries, Royal Australian Navy specialists, and International Policy Division of the Australian Ministry of Defence personnel.

Also undergoing refits at the Cairns Shipyard are Pacific patrol boats from Tonga, Vanuatu, and the Solomons.

He thanked the project team for their dedication and hard work.

 



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