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Mrs Clinton has singled out for inspection on Thursday the $300 million Techport centre at Osborne - described as "Australia's largest and most advanced shipbuilding facility" by the US Department of State yesterday when it officially confirmed the three-day visit
Ms Clinton has emerged from inspecting a submarine assembly area and is now inspecting models of the Collins Class submarine and Air Warfare Destroyer.
possibilities such as the chance for the "defence state" to pitch for a slice of the action servicing the giant US Pacific fleet at the Techport facilities at Osborne.
Following a visit to Special Air Services headquarters and dinner on Tuesday night at Matilda Bay overlooking the sparkling Swan River, Mr Smith was able to play tour guide from a viewing platform high above the city.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard will lead talks with the US delegation, having arrived separately in Perth .
AUSMIN is the highest-level forum for Australia and US consultation on foreign policy, defence and strategic issues
After AUSMIN, Mrs Clinton is to travel to Adelaide to meet Australian business leaders and visit Techport Australia, as well as pay a visit to family friends.