On September 27, 2022, Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding Program has reached another milestone, with the keel laying for its fifth Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) in Henderson, Western Australia.
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08 Aug 2022
Luerssen Australia cuts the first steel of the 6th Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel, the future HMAS Carpentaria, in Henderson, Western Australia.
16 Dec 2021
Arafura class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), NUSHIP Arafura, was launched toda at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia – the first in a fleet of 12 OPVs being built for the Royal Australian Navy to replace the Armidale and Cape class patrol boats.
08 Mar 2021
Australia Secretary of Defence Mr Greg Moriarty, together with a large contingent of Defence senior leaders, launched the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Enterprise and opened the OPV System Program Office at the Henderson maritime precinct.
03 Dec 2020
The Australian Government is backing local industry through its up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, with the selection of a new Capability Life Cycle Manager for the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).
25 Aug 2020
iXblue's inertial navigation systems and gyrocompasses have recently been chosen to equip the new Royal Australian Navy's SEA1180 Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).
09 Apr 2020
The Australian Government’s $90 billion National Shipbuilding Program has reached another milestone with the ceremonial keel laying of the second Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) in Adelaide under Project SEA 1180 Phase 1.
27 Mar 2020
Australia's Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program has reached a new milestone with construction on the first Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) to be built in Western Australia commencing.