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Evolved Cape-class patrol ships

SEA 3036 Phase 1 Guardian-class deliveries keep rolling out despite COVID

Austal is set to deliver its 15th Guardian-class Patrol Boat out of a total of 21 and is making progress on the manufacture of...
Offshore Patrol 60 concept design

Austal evolves OPV design to multirole

Austal has developed a new Offshore Patrol 60 concept design that was displayed for the first time at the Indo-Pacific 2022 exhibition in Sydney. Matt...

Industry partnerships line up to meet Australian landing craft requirements

Leading Australian defence companies have announced new partnerships aimed at addressing the Australian Department of Defence’s (DoD’s) LAND 8710 Phase 1A programme, which calls...
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Rohde & Schwarz to outfit Cape class patrol boats with naval...

Clear commitment by Austal and the Australian Government to strengthen the Cape class with class leading internal and external communication solutions by Rohde &...
Australia-OPV

Coast Guards welcome OPV Boom

Asian-Pacific navies traditionally operate traditional warships leading the Coast Guards to benefit from very capable Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) have gained...
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AUSTAL delivers first Guardian Class Patrol Boat

AUSTAL delivered the first Guardian Class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence and then in a handover ceremony, presented the vessel to...
OPV

The Naval Workhorse – The Rise of OPVs

Offshore Patrol Vessels are gaining popularity as a cheaper but increasingly more capable option to more sizeable and expensive ‘grey navy’ options. The Asia-Pacific region...
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Australia’s New OPV Announced

Germany’s Lürssen has been awarded the prime contract for Australia’s Sea 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) in a contract worth at least $3 billion....
RSS Independence

Small Platforms Make A Big Difference

Freedom of navigation and ‘presence’ missions in response to territorial disputes with the Peoples Republic of China, fishery patrols and interdiction of migrants at...
The Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade project

Defence Down Under

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is one of the best-equipped militaries in the Asia-Pacific region and several programmes are underway introducing new and upgraded...

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