Austal to Build an Extra Two Evolved Cape-class OPVs

Austal Limited welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison April 18th, to the company’s Henderson Western Australia shipyard, where he announced the Department of Defence will order an additional two Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (ECCPB’s) for the Royal Australian Navy, for $124 million. Prime Minister Morrison was joined for the announcement at Austal by Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price MP; Assistance…

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Second Evolved Cape Class Patrol Boat Launched

The Morrison Government continues to keep Australia’s borders safe while supporting jobs, with the second of six Evolved Cape Class Patrol Boats launched today at the Austal Ships shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price MP said the vessel’s launch was a demonstration of the Coalition Government’s ongoing commitment to its continuous naval shipbuilding program. “I…

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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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