Industry Foundations Continue to Strengthen

January 21, 2021 – Raytheon Australia has been selected as the new capability life cycle manager for the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels. Head Maritime Systems at Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said Raytheon would initially help support the transition of the offshore patrol vessels into service and set the foundations through life asset…

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HMS Spey’s Portsmouth Arrival Marks Proud Moment for OPV Fleet

October 30, 2020 – HMS Spey, the Royal Navy’s newest warship, has been successfully delivered to Portsmouth, marking the end of the Defence Equipment and Support-led procurement of the Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) fleet. Spey is the final OPV designed and built by BAE Systems at its dockyard in Glasgow and her homecoming is a moment of enormous…

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Australia Announces Names for Five OPVs

April 9, 2020 – During the ceremonial keel laying for the second Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, announced the names of the next five vessels. In these unprecedented times, observing all COVID-19 restrictions, Vice Admiral Noonan announced the names during the speech delivered virtually, via video…

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