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. Australian shipbuilder Austal has launched the first of two Cape-class patrol boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), under construction at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. The fleet prevents unauthorised maritime access, piracy, maritime terrorism, marine pollution, illegal foreign fishing, unlawful import or export, and illegal activity in protected areas. Each Cape is equipped with two high-speed 7.3 metre rigid hull inflatable boats used for intercepting other vessels. 23 July 2020. “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. News Release. 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). These new, evolved Capes add even greater national security at this critical time during the COVID-19 pandemic, by ensuring at least 700 jobs are maintained at Austal and supply chain opportunities continue for Australia’s shipbuilding industry.”. 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. “Cape Inscription will support Navy operations, while the Armidale Class Patrol Boats complete planned maintenance activities.". 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 Royal Australian Navy currently operates the Armidale Class Patrol Boat and an additional two Cape 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. 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 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. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. The Armidale Class were named to coincide with the 60th commemoration of the sinking of the original HMAS Armidale (I). After the initial construction of RSV Nuyina at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, the ship is now undertaking final commissioning tests and being prepared for sea trials in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The 58-metre vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2021, is being built under a AU$126 million (US$93.5 million) contract awarded by the government of Trinidad and Tobago. “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 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. 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. ADF news Business Headlines Industry News Project news SEA. About Us Xavier Vavasseur 02 May 2020 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. 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. Australian Border Force Cape Class Patrol Boat "Cape Byron" seen completing a Rough Weather Sea Trial on 9 May 2014. 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. Cape Inscription is the 10th Cape Class vessel designed and constructed by Austal. Cape Class Patrol Boats - Link to view news story via YouTube. 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. Pingback : The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5/8/20 | Avascent, Legal / Privacy Policy by Gabriel Dominguez . 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). 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. 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. 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. The new boats feature superior range and endurance than the current fleet. Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) signed a contract with Austal Limited (ASX: ASB) to deliver integrated communications systems for six Cape class patrol boats (CCPB) contracted by the Department of Defence for use by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). 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. 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 Australian Defence Department has announced the start of construction on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first new Cape-class patrol boat. 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 (RAN). 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. Cape-class patrol boats : The boat has an overall length of 57.8m, a beam of 10.3m and a draft of 3m. Xavier Vavasseur 16 Aug 2019 That concept was supported at Austal and I’m thrilled to see that as a result of this proposal, jobs are being created at a critical time while also supporting the Royal Australian Navy with enhanced capability and lower operating costs,”. Australia’s current Armidale Class and Cape Class Patrol Boats are planned to be replaced with a single class of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), under Project SEA 1180 Phase 1, to be built in Australia by German shipbuilder, Lürssen's subsidiary, Luerssen Australia partnering with ASC OPV Shipbuilder for construction of the first two OPVs in South Australia and Civmec Construction for the remaining ten in … FILE PHOTO (2017): Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy will soon be joined by six new Cape-class boats in the Royal Australian Navy. “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. The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. Austal provides in-service support to both the Cape and Guardian-class Patrol Boat fleets through service centres located in Henderson, Western Australia; Cairns, Queensland; and Darwin, Northern Territory. Austal Australia has launched the first of two Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. May 2, 2015. 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. This embedded content is only visible after accepting cookies. The new 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. The Royal Australian Navy currently operates the Armidale Class Patrol Boat and an additional two Cape Class Patrol Boats. 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. Australian Defence Force capabilities include Armidale and Cape Class Patrol Boats. 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). Xavier is based in Paris, France. 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. NUSHIP Sydney, the third and last Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), was provisionally accepted by the Commonwealth of Australia on Friday, February 14, 2020. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the contract demonstrates the Morrison Government’s commitment to supporting Australian industry and Australian jobs. Australia's Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet are named after Australian cities and towns with close links with Navy heritage. 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. Ordered in 2011, the vessels were built by Austal to replace Customs' Bay-class patrol boats, and entered service from 2013 onwards. Once delivered, the six new vessels will increase the count of patrol boats to 16. The $350 million deal, to be badged as a stimulus measure after coronavirus ravaged the economy, is a stopgap to maintain border patrol capability while the new Arafura class of patrol boats … 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. 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. Austal Australia is constructing six new Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape-class Patrol Boats, while the RAN operates two leased Cape-class. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58 meter aluminum monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape-class patrol boats, while the Navy operates two leased boats. The CCPB's also have enhanced capability to operate in higher sea states and survive in more severe conditions. CCPBs are currently in production at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia and are to be delivered from September 2021. 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 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 new TTCG Capes are based on the 58-metre aluminium monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. The vessels will be built by local shipbuilder Austal. It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the Company’s 30-year history. 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. (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 Each ship can carry a crew of 18. Home ADF news Navy to get six more Cape 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. 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 will support Navy operations, while the Armidale Class Patrol Boats complete planned maintenance activities.". 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 boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels are introduced into service. 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. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58 meter aluminum monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. Australia's Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet are named after Australian cities and towns with close links with Navy heritage. The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. “Since its introduction by the Australian Border Force (ABF) in 2013, the Cape-class has proven to be a high-performing, reliable and effective maritime asset, utilised for a wide variety of constabulary and naval missions, playing a critical role in Australia’s national security. The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. Western Australian company Austal is under contract to build six Cape-class patrol boats. 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. The fleet is operated by the Border Protection Command to support its various partner agencies such as the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, Australian Federal Police, Australian … Australia's Department of Defense ordered six new Cape Class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The ABC has learned Australia's new $330 million Cape Class Patrol Boats, which monitor the country's extensive coastline for illegal activity, are … The … 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. A floating laboratory icebreaker that will carry out research in the Southern Oceans and around Antarctica. The $350 million deal, to be badged as a stimulus measure after coronavirus ravaged the economy, is a stopgap to maintain border patrol capability while the new Arafura class of patrol boats … Australian shipbuilder Austal announced on 22 July that it … Rendering of the Royal Australian Navy’s evolved Cape-class Patrol Boat (CCPB). Further improvements have been incorporated into the new RAN Cape design, developed during the design and construction of two Cape-class patrol boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard; an export contract awarded on 16th August 2019 and won with the strong support of the Australian Government and Export Finance Australia. 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. “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. 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. Each Cape is equipped with two high-speed 7.3-metre rigid hull inflatable boats used for intercepting other vessels. This includes eight patrol boats operated by the Australian Border Force and two currently under construction for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. The Cape Class patrol boats are deployed across the Australian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to conduct security and surveillanceoperations. The new Cape Class patrol boats will replace the ageing fleet of Bay Class patrol boats that are in service with the ACBPS. Damen has been working on the Australian Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) since 2016. Twelve Pacific Island nations including Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Timor Leste will receive the vessels through to 2023. Austal has designed, constructed and sustained the Commonwealth of Australia’s entire fleet of patrol boats since 1998; including the Bay, Armidale and Cape-class operated by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Border Force, comprising 32 vessels. Click here to view news story via YouTube. 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. Austal's Cape-class patrol boat for the Australian Border Force. Austal Photo. Austal Delivers Sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat. Six More Austal-Built Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian Border Force (ABF) currently operates 8 Cape Class Patrol Boats, while the Navy operates two leased Capes. 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. 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). Following availability issues with the Armidale class, two vessels were chartered by the Royal Australian Navy from mid-2015 to late 2016. 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Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) 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). Australian Border Force Cape Class Patrol Boat "Cape Byron" seen completing a Rough Weather Sea Trial on 9 May 2014. by Andrew McLaughlin May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020. written by Andrew McLaughlin May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020. Minister for Defence 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. Accommodation facilities are provided for government officials and customs, as well as border protection officers. 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