Philippine Navy Receives Funding for New OPV Program

The Department of Budget and Management released the initial funding worth PHP3 billion for the Philippine Navy’s (PN)’s acquisition of six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The Special Allotment Release Order (SARO)-BMD-D-22-0004970, was released to the Department of the National Defense (DND) on Thursday, to “cover the funding requirement for the Offshore Patrol Vessel Acquisition of the Philippine Navy under the…

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Austal Australia Delivers 15th Guardian Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the 15th Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, Te Kukupa II, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Cook Islands at a certificate signing ceremony held today at Austal’s shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. The ceremony was attended by Commodore Ivan Ingham…

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Austal USA Launches the Future USS Augusta (LCS 34)

On May 23rd, Austal USA successfully launched the 17th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Augusta (LCS 34). Assisted by tugs, the ship was escorted out of Austal USA’s floating dry dock and secured pier side on the waterfront for machinery commissioning and system activation in preparation for sea trials later this year. The launch of Augusta was…

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Austal Joins Independent Littoral Maneuver Vessel Team

Austal Australia is teaming with local defense industry leaders BMT and Raytheon Australia to deliver the new Australian Independent Littoral Maneuver Vessel, or ILMV, for the Australian Army. Based on a proven design and carefully tailored for the Australian environment, the Australian ILMV is a world class, future ready capability and sovereign solution aligned with the Army’s new and complex…

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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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Austal Australia delivers 14th Guardian Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the 14th Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, FSS Tosiwo Nakayama, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Federated States of Micronesia at a certificate signing ceremony held today at Austal’s shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. The ceremony was attended in…

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Austal Australia delivers 13th Guardian-class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the 13th Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, NUSHIP Francis Agwi, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force at a certificate signing ceremony held at Austal’s shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. The ceremony was attended in person…

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First Evolved Cape Class OPV Launched in Henderson

The first of six Evolved Cape-class patrol boats was recently launched at the Austal Ships shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said the vessels would replace the Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boats and would be used as interim patrol platforms until the commissioning of the Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels. “The Evolved Cape-class patrol boats will…

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Austal Australia to collaborate with Australian Missile Corporation

August 6, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has joined a consortium of Australian defense industry partners, academia and government organizations to support a new collaboration platform, the Australian Missile Corporation (AMC), which has the aim of establishing a sovereign guided missile manufacturing enterprise in Australia. In March 2021, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced…

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