ADV Cape Otway Maiden Arrival at Homeport of Cairns

Navy’s first Evolved Cape-class patrol boat (ECCPB), Australian Defence Vessel Cape Otway, was officially welcomed to its home port of Cairns on June 24. The 58-metre aluminium monohull vessel will be used in constabulary operations, primarily to the North of Australia, enforcing Australian sovereign immigration and fisheries laws. Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Chris Smith was one of the…

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Rohde & Schwarz Comms on Enhanced Cape Class Vessels

Delivery of first Enhanced Cape Class Patrol Boat (ECCPB) to the Royal Australian Navy by Austal marks important achievement for communication systems integrator Rohde & Schwarz Australia . With the formal handover today of the vessel ADV Cape Otway to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Managing Director Rohde & Schwarz Australia Gareth Evans congratulated both Austal and the Rohde &…

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Acceptance of First Evolved Cape Class Patrol Boat

Defence has formally accepted its first evolved Cape class patrol boat. This will strengthen Australia’s naval capability while providing greater reliability and effectiveness to the Royal Australian Navy’s patrol force to keep our borders safe. Minister for Defence, the Hon Peter Dutton MP said this is another significant milestone in the overall contract with Austal Ships to deliver a total…

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