Australian Government Orders Additional Guardian-class Patrol Boat From Austal
Austal Restricted is happy to announce that the Australian Authorities has ordered a further Guardian-class Patrol Boat from Austal Australia for A$15.2 million. The 39.5 metre metal hull patrol boat, to be constructed in Western Australia and delivered in September 2024, is along with the 21 Guardian-class Patrol Boats ordered by the Australian Authorities beneath the Pacific Patrol Boat Substitute Mission (SEA3036-1) in 2016. Fifteen of the 21 vessels have been delivered to 11 Pacific Island nations beneath the Australian Authorities’s Pacific Maritime Safety Program, since 2018. Quicker than the earlier Pacific-class patrol boats, with improved seakeeping, higher facilities, and an enhanced mission functionality – together with an built-in RHIB stern launch and restoration system – the Guardian-class Patrol Boat present Pacific Island nations with a much-improved naval asset to hold out border patrols, regional policing, search and rescue, and plenty of different operations domestically and internationally.
The Pacific Patrol Boat Substitute Mission (SEA3036-1) was awarded to Austal Australia in Could 2016, with a further contract choice awarded in April 2018, taking this system to 21 vessels, valued at greater than A$335 million. Twelve Pacific Island nations together with Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Cook dinner Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste will obtain the vessels by to 2023. The Pacific Patrol Boat Substitute Mission helps greater than 200 jobs at Austal Australia (instantly) and an extra 200 jobs not directly, nationally, by Australian companies contracted by Austal.
Austal Chief Govt Officer Paddy Gregg stated,“The extra Guardian-class Patrol Boat is a good signal of confidence in each the vessel platform and Austal’s functionality to design and assemble naval ships. The metal hull Guardian has confirmed to be an exceptionally succesful patrol boat in a brief time frame, with 15 delivered so far and working all through the South Pacific.This extra vessel, will additional improve our Pacific Island neighbours’ functionality and regional safety, and Australia’s naval shipbuilding functionality. The Austal Australia crew are understandably very pleased with the 15 Guardians delivered so far and are happy to obtain a further order for this efficient naval platform – designed and constructed proper right here in Western Australia, with the assistance of over 300 suppliers.”
Austal Australia’s service centre in Cairns, Queensland, that includes a 1,200 tonne (80 metre LOA) slipway and a 1,120-tonne cellular boat hoist, continues to offer in-service assist to the rising Guardian-class Patrol Boat fleet; with greater than 100 folks employed in a wide range of engineering and sustainment roles within the Far North Queensland metropolis. The 39.5 metre Guardian-class metal monohull patrol boat – designed, constructed, and sustained by Austal Australia – is predicated on a confirmed design platform that has included the 38 metre Bay-class, 56 metre Armidale-class and 58 metre Cape-class patrol boats which might be in service with the Australian Border Power and Royal Australian Navy. This ASX announcement has been accredited and authorised for launch by Paddy Gregg, Austal Restricted’s Chief Govt Officer.
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