Australian Minister for Defense Touts Shipbuilding Programs

January 25, 2021 – Australian industry is continuing to reap the benefits of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented investment in new infrastructure and shipbuilding activities which is creating thousands of Australian jobs. Through the Morrison Government’s up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, Henderson shipyard in Western Australia is becoming a sovereign capability powerhouse. Under project SEA 1905 Phase 1, Defence…

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Geminis Rising from Sydney Company

January 20, 2021 – Sydney-based company Britton Maritime Systems was awarded a $9 million contract to build 12 Gemini seaboats for Navy’s newest Cape-class patrol boats. Defense’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s head of maritime systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said the contract was another example of Australian industry’s ability to support the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise. “Defence is undertaking…

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First of Two Cape Class for Trinidad & Tobago Launched

December 4, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has launched the first of two Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), under construction at the Company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. Under a A$126 million contract awarded by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), Austal is constructing two…

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Britton Maritime Systems to Provide Seaboats for New Cape Class OPVs

December 3, 2020 – Sydney based company Britton Maritime Systems has been awarded a $9 million contract to build 12 Gemini seaboats for the new evolved Cape Class Patrol Boats. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the contract demonstrates the Morrison Government’s commitment to supporting Australian industry and Australian jobs. “The Gemini are specifically designed for…

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First New Cape Class Keel Laid

July 22, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Australia’s Defence Industry Minister, the Honle Melissa Price MP, officially ‘cut metal’ on the second of six new Cape-class patrol boats to be constructed by Austal Australia for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The plate cutting of the second vessel follows the award of the A$324 million contract for…

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Rohde & Schwarz to outfit Cape class patrol boats with naval communications

July 13, 2020 – Clear commitment by Austal and the Australian Government to strengthen the Cape class with class leading internal and external communication solutions by Rohde & Schwarz Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) signed a contract with Austal Limited to deliver integrated communications systems for six Cape class patrol boats (CCPB) contracted by the Department of Defence for use by…

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Austal to Build Six More Cape Class Patrol Boats

May 1, 2020 – Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has been awarded a A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy. It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the Company’s 30 year history The six new…

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