France Announces Names for Overseas Patrollers (POM)

May 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – Ordered in 2019 for a delivery staggered between 2023 and 2025, the six future Overseas Patrollers (POM) of the French Navy will be named in tribute to six great overseas heroes of Free France, companions of the Liberation. Names were chosen based on the duty station of each unit. Two patrollers are intended for…

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KERSHIP Lorient Launches Another OPV for Argentina

May 27, 2021 (Google Translation) – KERSHIP LORIENT launched the hull of a new OPV which will be transported to Concarneau, as for the previous one, for fitting out. The significant load plan of KERSHIP LORIENT, currently fueled by the significant construction programs of KERSHIP, PIRIOU and NAVAL GROUP recently garnered, has led the Lanester-based site to anticipate by launching…

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Philippines Announce Plans for Six OPVs

May 10, 2021 – The acquisition of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for the Philippine Navy (PN) has been included in the Horizon 2 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. “Regarding (the) OPV project, while it has been already approved, the next issue is where to find the money. As far as the senior leaders at…

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Contract Announced for NCIS-8A HMAS Cairns Building and Maritime Works

May 4, 2021 – The Morrison Government will invest in new and upgraded facilities at HMAS Cairns – a significant boost to the North Queensland economy. This $155 million investment will support the new Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels, part of the Government’s unprecedented investment in the defense of our nation. Defence has engaged Watpac Construction Pty Ltd as its…

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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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Western Australian Shipbuilding power on

February 16, 2021 – The unprecedented government investment in the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise and associated infrastructure continues at a rapid pace at the Western Australian Henderson shipyard. Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said infrastructure construction and shipbuilding activities at Henderson were on schedule in support of a sovereign naval construction and sustainment…

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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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