Stay informed with our
free newsletters

New Patrol Boat Launched

The first of six Evolved Cape-class patrol boats was recently launched at the Austal Ships shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.

Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said the vessels would replace the Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boats and would be used as interim patrol platforms until the commissioning of the Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels.

“The Evolved Cape-class patrol boats will ensure the Royal Australian Navy is well-equipped to keep Australia’s borders safe,” Rear Admiral Malcolm said.

Global Biometrics Market, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026

Global Biometrics Market, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026

By Solution Type (Fingerprint Recognition, Facial Recognition, Iris Scanner, Hand/Palm Recognition, Voice Recognition, Vein Scanner, Others), By Functionality Type (Contact Based, Contact Less, Hybrid), By End Use Industry (Government and Defense, BFSI, Consumer Electronics, IT and Telecom, Healthcare and Lifesciences, Retail and E-commerce, Others), By Region, Competition

Download free sample pages

“With all six Evolved Cape-class patrol boats to be built in WA, we are continuing to strengthen Australia’s naval capability while supporting local jobs.”

Austal has commenced construction on the remaining five boats, the first of which is expected to be accepted by the Navy early next year.

The 58-metre long boats are being built with a number of enhancements, improving operational capability and crew capacity compared to the vessels already operated by the Navy and Australian Border Force.

Source: MoD Australia
Date: Oct 19, 2021
View original News release

Share this news: