Australia Delivers Maritime Defence Capability Boost for Papua New Guinea

Australia continues to invest in Papua New Guinea’s maritime security capability. At the request of Papua New Guinea, Defence has agreed to arm the Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s four new Guardian-class Patrol Boats, delivered through the Pacific Maritime Security Program. This will ensure a continuity of Papua New Guinea’s sovereign capabilities, with its Pacific-class Patrol Boats previously armed. The…

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Austal Delivers RSIPV Taro

May 7, 2021 – Australia and Solomon Islands’ strong and enduring security partnership has reached another milestone today as Solomon Islands received its second Guardian-class Patrol Boat under Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. The High Commissioner for Solomon Islands, His Excellency Robert Sisilo, accepted RSIPV Taro on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia.…

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Austal Delivers Ninth Guardian Class OPV

March 17, 2021 – Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the ninth Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, the future HMPNGS Rochus Lokinap, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force at a certificate signing ceremony held at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard, attended…

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Boosting Maritime Capability in the Pacific

March 9, 2021 – The Morrison Government has awarded TAFE Queensland a $36 million contract to provide mariner training and support to the Navy crews of the Guardian-class Patrol Boats. The funding is being delivered as part of the Morrison Government’s $2 billion Pacific Maritime Security Program to strengthen maritime capability in the Pacific. The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator…

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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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Tonga Receives Second Guardian-class Patrol Boat

November 2, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the eighth Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, VOEA Ngahau Siliva, was gifted by the Australian Government to the Kingdom of Tonga during a handover ceremony at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard on Friday 30 October; attended by Her Royal Highness,…

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Austal Delivers Guardian Class OPV to Palau

September 18, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the seventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, PSS President H.I. Remeliik II, was today gifted by the Government of Australia to the Government of Palau during a handover ceremony at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard, attended by the Australian Minister…

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