Trinidad & Tobago Order Two Cape Class

August 16, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce it has signed a contract worth approximately A$126 million to construct two Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the…

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Austal Delivers Fourth Guardian Class Patrol Boat

August 16, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce the on-time delivery of the fourth Guardian Class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel was today gifted by the Government of Australia to the Government of Samoa during a handover ceremony at Austal’s Henderson shipyard, attended by the Samoan Deputy Prime Minister…

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First Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel Keel Laid

May 10, 2018 – The first Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel has reached a significant milestone today with the ceremonial keel laying at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN positioned a coin to commemorate the laying of the keel for the first vessel to be named Arafura. “The…

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Henderson Shipside Support Tower

November 30, 2018 – The Henderson maritime precinct in Western Australia has received a major boost with the opening of a new Shipside Support Tower. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, today announced the opening of the facility at the BAE Systems Australia-owned shipyard. The project created 50…

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Austal Delivers First Guardian Class OPV

November 30, 2018 – AUSTAL (today delivered the first Guardian Class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence and then in a handover ceremony, presented the vessel to the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government. The “Ted Diro” is the first of 21 GCPBs to be gifted to 12 Pacific Island Nations and Timor-Leste under the Commonwealths Pacific Maritime…

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HMAS Arunta Undocked After Major Upgrade

December 1, 2018 – After more than a year out of the water as part of her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade, HMAS Arunta has undocked at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia. The upgrade, being implemented by the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA), includes significant improvements to major platform systems such as the communications center, and the replacement of…

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New mast for HMAS Arunta

November 7, 2018 – HMAS Arunta’s new mast has been installed in a major milestone as part of the ship’s Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) being undertaken at BAE Systems Australia’s Henderson facility. The new mast was manufactured by BAE Systems as part of the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) between BAE Systems, SAAB Australia, Naval Ship Management (NSM)…

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BAE Systems Australia welcomes third ANZAC class ship to Henderson

September 10, 2018 – BAE Systems Australia has welcomed a third ANZAC class warship to its Henderson facility as part of the fleet upgrade to keep the ships in service until they are replaced by the Hunter class frigates. The Mid Life Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade is being undertaken at Henderson by the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) Alliance.…

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Austal Celebrates 30 Years by Commencing First of Class PPB-R Trials

August 9, 2019 – Austal today celebrated 30 years of successfully delivering shipbuilding programs by commencing the sea trials for the first Guardian Class, Pacific Patrol Boat. The PPB-R program will see 21 Austal designed and built patrol boats gifted by the Commonwealth to the Pacific Island Nations. “We could not have had a better way to celebrate Austal’s 30th…

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Australia Orders 12 OPVs Instead of Planned 20

The Turnbull Government announced November 24th Australia’s 12 (instead of 2014 announcement of 20) Offshore Patrol Vessels will be designed and built under prime contractor Lürssen. The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project, which is worth up to $4 billion, will be delivered by Australian workers, in Australian shipyards using Australian steel. The OPVs will have an important role protecting our…

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