Australian Defence Force capabilities include Armidale and Cape Class Patrol Boats. The Armidale Class were named to coincide with the 60th commemoration of the sinking of the original HMAS Armidale (I). 1.2 In response to the planned capability requirements, in the context of the May 2010 Federal Budget the Government approved funding of $573.6 million over 10 years (2010–11 to 2019–20) for the acquisition and operating costs (including crew, maintenance and fuel costs) of new patrol boats to replace the Bay Class patrol boat fleet—the Cape Class patrol boats (CCPBs). The … Following availability issues with the Armidale class, two vessels were chartered by the Royal Australian Navy from mid-2015 to late 2016. Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) has joined the Royal Australian Navy in celebrating the official naming of the ninth Cape-class patrol boat designed and constructed by Austal, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling naval base in Western Australia. Austal Australia has launched the first of two Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. “The Defence department is always seeking smart cost saving ideas and I knew that jobs in the industry was a critical issue for everyone, so I proposed replacing older Armidales with newer, larger, more efficient Capes. Home ADF news Navy to get six more Cape class Patrol Boats. Each Cape is equipped with two high-speed 7.3 metre rigid hull inflatable boats used for intercepting other vessels. Minister for Defence Senator Linda Reynolds said the new vessels will play an important role in keeping Australia’s borders safe, while Navy’s new capability is brought online. The six new Cape Class Patrol Boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels are introduced into service. The Australian Defence Department has announced the start of construction on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first new Cape-class patrol boat. Austal’s Cape-class patrol boat is a 58 metre aluminium monohull vessel, designed to perform border protection and maritime security tasks, with a top speed of 26 knots and a range of up to 4,000 nautical miles. Western Australian company Austal is under contract to build six Cape-class patrol boats. The addition of 6 new Cape Class Patrol Boats will grow the patrol boat fleet to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels are introduced into service. The six new Cape Class Patrol Boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels are introduced into service. The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has ‘cut metal’ on the third of six new Cape-class patrol boats to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Capes (Hulls 398 and 399) are currently in an advanced state of construction and are scheduled for delivery later in 2020. Significant collaboration between the Australian Border Force and Australian Defence Force ensures appropriate assets are available to meet operational requirements. The Cape class is a ship class of eight large patrol boats to be operated by the Customs Marine Unit of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Austal Australia cuts metal on third of six cape class patrol boats for Royal Australian Navy Austal Limited has announced that Austal Australia has ‘cut metal’ on the third of six new Cape-class patrol boats to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). by Gabriel Dominguez . The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. The new Cape Class Patrol Boats represent a significant investment in Australia’s long term security and is the biggest maritime acquisition project ever undertaken by Australian Border Force. The vessels will be built by local shipbuilder Austal. Cape Inscription is the 10th Cape Class vessel designed and constructed by Austal. Navy to get six more Cape class Patrol Boats. “This new contract will ensure Austal continues to engage the thousands of suppliers that are contributing to the success of the current Cape-class program, the SEA3036-1 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project (Guardian-class Patrol Boat program) and the multiple commercial ferry projects being delivered by Austal Australia. Austal Australia is constructing six new Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The Cape Class patrol boats are deployed across the Australian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to conduct security and surveillanceoperations. The Cape Class vessels incorporate a monohull design with flexibility to operate in higher sea states and withstand in difficult environmental conditions. Once delivered, the six new vessels will increase the count of patrol boats to 16. Australian shipbuilder Austal announced on 22 July that it … Designed and built by Austal, the Cape Class is a 58-metre all aluminium monohull patrol boat, specifically produced to combat the full range of maritime security threats. The Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape-class Patrol Boats, while the RAN operates two leased Cape-class. Two boats will supplement a fleet of fast patrol craft for counter-narcotics patrols and other missions The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) is scheduled to receive two Cape-class patrol boats (CCPBs) by mid-2021, slightly later than the original intended date of the second half of 2020. The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia, will add to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) existing fleet of two CCPB’s delivered in 2017 and further extends Austal’s Cape-class Patrol Boat program to a total of 18 vessels. Under a A$126 million contract awarded by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), Austal is constructing two 58-metre boats for the TTCG, scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2021. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58-metre aluminium monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. The six new Cape-class patrol boats will extend the fleet of ten ships currently operated by the Australian Border Force and Royal Australian Navy around Australia. Austal is also delivering 21 Guardian-class Patrol Boats for 12 Pacific Island nations and Timor Leste under the SEA3036-1 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project, with eight patrol boats delivered since 2018. The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. “For the new Cape class patrol boat contract with the Department of Defence, Austal conducted extensive market testing for a new, proven partner that would be able to meet or exceed the technical scope of the project, whilst maintaining Australian Industry engagement. With ten Capes currently in operation with the ABF and RAN, it is a smart, logical step to build upon the existing fleet with additional vessels that will enhance the nation’s ability to protect and secure our maritime borders. Cape Inscription is the 10th Cape Class vessel designed and constructed by Austal. Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has been awarded a A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy. Xavier Vavasseur 16 Aug 2019 The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia, will add to the RAN’s existing fleet of two CCPB’s delivered in 2017 and further extend Austal’s Cape-class Patrol Boat program to a total of 18 vessels. Austal Photo. Damen has been working on the Australian Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) since 2016. The six new Cape Class Patrol Boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels are introduced into service. Crew capacity has been increased by 10 people, to now total 32 and quality-of-life provisions have been enhanced, ensuring those who operate the new Capes have connectivity to the outside world regardless of the operating environment. About Us Australia's Department of Defense ordered six new Cape Class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Austal Australia is constructing six new Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy (Image: Austal) The plate-cutting marks the start of construction of Hull 813, part of a A$324 million, six vessel contract announced on 1 May 2020 by the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Defence Industry Minister, The Honourable Melissa Price MP. Rendering of the Royal Australian Navy’s evolved Cape-class Patrol Boat (CCPB). Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the new contract both reaffirmed the Cape-class as Australia’s pre-eminent patrol boat platform and represented a clear commitment by the Australian Government to strengthen Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding industry during a challenging global environment, brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. Austal is currently building eight aluminium 58m Cape-class patrol boats for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Austal ‘cuts metal' for second Cape-class patrol boat for RAN. The six new Cape-class boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels are introduced into service. Sydney based company Britton Maritime Systems has been awarded a $9 million contract to build 12 Gemini seaboats for the new evolved Cape Class Patrol Boats. The six vessels will be built at Austal’s Henderson yard in Western Australia, and will add to the two Cape class vessels the RAN currently leases from Australian Border Force and eight Armidale class patrol boats. The six new Cape Class Patrol Boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels are introduced into service. The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. The Australian Border Force (ABF) currently operates 8 Cape Class Patrol Boats, while the Navy operates two leased Capes. Ordered in 2011, the vessels were built by Austal to replace Customs' Bay-class patrol boats, and entered service from 2013 onwards. Australian Border Force Cape Class Patrol Boat "Cape Byron" seen completing a Rough Weather Sea Trial on 9 May 2014. It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the Company’s 30 year history. A further two vessels were ordered at the end of 2015 by the National Australia Bank, who will charter the patrol boat… The Cape class is a ship class of 10 large patrol boats operated by the Marine Unit of the Australian Border Force and Royal Australian Navy. Austal Australia is constructing six new Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. Austal is also delivering 21 Guardian-class Patrol Boats for 12 Pacific Island nations and Timor Leste under the SEA3036-1 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project, with six patrol boats delivered since 2018. The eight 58-metre aluminium monohulls were delivered between March 2013 and September 2015. The Commonwealth has announced it will acquire six more Cape class patrol boats from Austal for the RAN as it seeks to support Australian industry during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia, will add to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) existing fleet of two CCPB’s delivered in 2017 and further extends Austal’s Cape-class Patrol Boat program to a total of 18 vessels. (Picture source Austal) The plate-cutting marks the start of construction of Hull 813, part of a A$324 million, six vessel contract announced on 1 May 2020 by the Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Defence Industry Minister, The Honourable Melissa Price MP. Xavier Vavasseur 16 Aug 2019 Page 3 of 5 Construction of the six Capes for the RAN will commence immediately at Austal Australia’s Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard with deliveries scheduled from September 2021, then successively through to mid-2023. Austal USA hosted the Hon Marise Payne, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the keel laying ceremony of the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) at its Mobile, Ala. shipyard on March 10, 2020. “Cape Inscription will support Navy operations, while the Armidale Class Patrol Boats complete planned maintenance activities.". Trinidad & Tobago Orders 2 Cape-class Patrol Boats from Austal Austal has signed a contract worth approximately A$126 million to construct two Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58 meter aluminum monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58-metre aluminium monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. The ABC has learned Australia's new $330 million Cape Class Patrol Boats, which monitor the country's extensive coastline for illegal activity, are … 23 July 2020. Xavier Vavasseur 02 May 2020 Read More. Ordered in 2011, the vessels will be built by Austal Ships to replace Customs' Bay-class patrol boats, and will enter service from 2013 onwards. Austal is also delivering 21 Guardian-class patrol boats (GCPB) for 12 Pacific Island nations and Timor Leste under the SEA3036-1 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project, with eight patrol boats delivered since 2018. These evolved Cape-class patrol boats include modifications determined through the extensive in-service experience of the RAN and ABF Capes currently operating throughout Northern Australia. Each Cape is equipped with two high-speed 7.3-metre rigid hull inflatable boats used for intercepting other vessels. From 2021 the first of 12 new Arafura Class OPVs is scheduled to begin replacing the Navy's ageing Armidale Class Patrol boats as well as its two leased Cape Class vessels. CCPBs are currently in production at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia and are to be delivered from September 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). “Cape Inscription will support Navy operations, while the Armidale Class Patrol Boats complete planned maintenance activities.". Joint media release Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC Sydney based company Britton Maritime Systems has been awarded a $9 million contract to build 12 Gemini seaboats for the new evolved Cape Class Patrol Boats. FIRST CAPE CLASS PATROL BOAT FOR ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY OFFICIALLY NAMED CAPE FOURCROY. Click here to view news story via YouTube. “The seaboats are the primary mission system for the Patrol Boats, providing an insertion capability for boarding and landing parties in support of operational requirements. It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the Company’s 30-year history. Accommodation facilities are provided for government officials and customs, as well as border protection officers. “The Gemini are specifically designed for the Cape Class vessels, and are already in operation with the current fleet of Navy Cape Class Patrol Boats,” Minister Reynolds said. The Australian government’s National Shipbuilding Programme has reached another milestone with the laying of the keel on the first of six new Cape Class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The new boats feature superior range and endurance than the current fleet. A floating laboratory icebreaker that will carry out research in the Southern Oceans and around Antarctica. “In total, we’re talking about more than a thousand jobs across Australia that will be maintained, and continue to develop; building our nation’s sovereign shipbuilding capability.” Based on Austal’s proven 58 metre aluminium monohull design, the new RAN evolved Capes will include a number of enhancements that further extend the capability of the vessel and the fleet. The proposal to replace the existing fleet of 13 Armidale-class patrol boats (designed and manufactured by Austal) with new, evolved Capes was first proposed by Robert Jackson, Head of Business Development – Sustainment at Austal. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the new vessels will play an important role in keeping Australia’s borders safe, while Navy’s new capability is brought online. Contact Us. 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