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 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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