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  • 9 August 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal announced it has started sea trials for the first Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB-R). The announcement was made on August 8 as part of the company’s celebration of 30 years of successfully delivering shipbuilding programs. The PPB-R program will see 21 Austal designed and built patrol boats gifted by the Commonwealth to […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The  Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today announced the signing of a $21 million four-year contract with AMC Search Ltd to provide Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) training services. Dr Kelly said AMC Search Ltd (AMCS) is the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College, located in Launceston, Tasmania.  “The contract is for a […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has finalized the contract for two Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) to be built for Timor Leste. As informed, the additional contract is worth A$29.7 million and increases the total program from 19 to 21 vessels. The potential for the extension to the existing PPB contract was first announced last year and […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal opened a new shipbuilding facility that will be used for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) programme. Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne MP officially opened the facility at Naval Base, West Australia in a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 8. The newly-opened 10,500m² construction hub for Pacific Patrol Boats was previously […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal announced on Friday that the detailed design review (DDR) for the A$306 million pacific patrol boat replacement (PPB-R) project has been completed on time and in accordance with the contracted schedule. The completion of the DDR marks the end of the design phase and the start of the production phase of the nineteen […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal on May 30 announced that the first of overall 21 Pacific Patrol Boats was launched after officially starting construction in April 2017. The first vessel in the class is scheduled for delivery to Papua New Guinea in late October 2018. The boats are also known as the Guardian-class and are being built […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal on Monday held a keel-laying ceremony for the first vessel of the Australian government’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project. Defense industry minister Christopher Pyne authenticated the keel by committing his signature to a plate that was subsequently welded and placed in the hull of the vessel. Austal chief executive officer David Singleton said […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled on June 17 by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in the region.   “The Pacific Patrol Boat Program is an important pillar of the Australian Government’s commitment to working with our regional partners […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has officially opened a new vessel sustainment office in Cairns to support the Cape-class fleet and the future Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) that Austal is currently building. Following the opening ceremony on June 10, the sustainment facilities will employ nearly 30 people. Austal’s vice president defence, Davyd Thomas AO CSC, who was in […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia started the construction phase of the replacement Pacific Patrol Boat program with a steel cutting ceremony in Western Australia on April 26. Up to 21 steel-hulled vessels are set to replace the existing fleet of Pacific Patrol Boats as part of Australia’s new Pacific Maritime Security Program. Austal is in charge of designing and […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Timor Leste has agreed to have two Guardian-class pacific patrol boats (PPBs) built by Australian shipbuilder Austal. This was announced by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Timor-Leste Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, at the Asia Pacific conference in Perth, Australia. Timor Leste is a new member of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program which will now build […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australia handed over a Guardian-class patrol boat to the Pacific Island country Tuvalu in a ceremony in Perth, Australia, on April 5. The 39.5 meter steel hulled patrol boat was built by Australian shipbuilder Austal under an AUD 335 million program that will see 21 boats gifted to 12 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. Tuvalu’s […]

  • 22 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Defense Secretary Orders Vessel to Arabian Gulf Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Arabian Gulf, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. F-100 Frigates Engage in Exercises off Galician Coast The F-100 frigates ‘Álvaro de Bazán’, ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’, ‘Blas de Lezo’ […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMPNGS Rabaul, a Papua New Guinea Defence Force patrol boat which was gifted to the island country by Australia, has completed its final voyage to Port Macquarie from Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island after 31 years of service. The patrol boat was gifted to Papua New Guinea in May 1987 under the Pacific Patrol Boat […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has announced that it was contracted to deliver a mid-life remediation program to the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale Class patrol boat (ACPB) fleet. The company said it would undertake a number of hull remediation and configuration changes as well as planned and corrective maintenance work on up to seven ACPB’s at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s new Pacific patrol boat Ted Diro has completed sea trials, one week after its delivery. The boat passed the initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from the Australian Navy’s Sea Training Unit – Defence Cooperation Program. Commander Sea Training Defence Cooperation Program, Captain John Cowan, said Ted Diro’s ship’s company had […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the first Guardian-class patrol boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. The boat will be commissioned HMPNGS Ted Diro on return to PNG and is named after the first Commander of the PNG Defence Force post-independence. It is the first of four boats scheduled for delivery to PNG. The […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Industry news

    US defense contractor Raytheon announced it has signed an agreement with Kentucky-based Phoenix Products, Inc. (PPI) for the production of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM). The two sides signed a contract under the US Department of Defense’s Mentor-Protégé program and will see PPI produce NSM transport containers under a $1.6 million US Navy contract. Raytheon […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received two more Boracay-class fast patrol boats (FPB) newbuilds built in France. The FPB 72 MKII boats arrived at Subic Port on December 6, 2018, the coast guard said. The two units will be commissioned in the PCG service as BRP Malamawi (FPB 2403) and BRP Kalanggaman (FPB 2404). Featuring […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the third Italian Navy multipurpose patrol ship at its Riva Trigoso shipyard on November 8. The third Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (PPA) ship will also be the first in a “Light+” configuration. It is expected to be launched in 2020. The PPA Program includes design, development, construction […]

  • 5 October 2017

    The Italian Navy’s first multipurpose offshore patrol vessel (PPA) received its gensets after they passed factory acceptance tests in July this year. Following the FAT, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE delivered four MAN 12V175D generating sets to Fincantieri’s Muggiano Shipyard, where the seven vessels (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura – PPA) are being built. MAN has also been […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri laid the keel for the Italian Navy’s first Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) on May 9. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia. According to Fincantieri, the first of seven offshore patrol ships will be delivered in 2021. The PPA vessels are part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan, […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The Netherlands is known worldwide for its maritime expertise, advanced technology and innovative shipyards. Europort 2011 (8 till 11 November) is the place where this expertise, technology and innovation comes together. Innovative developments in ‘Advanced Technology’ in the various Dutch maritime sub-sectors will be presented in six Advanced Technology Conferences (ATC’s). These conferences are […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Philippines Coast Guard has contracted French shipbuilder OCEA for the delivery of four 24-meter patrol boats and one 84-meter offshore patrol vessel, the French company announced on January 8. According to the French shipbuilder, the smaller boats will be based on the company’s FPB 72 MKII design while the larger patrol vessel will be based […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    ‘Panglao’ – the Philippine Coast Guard’s second FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boat – has been loaded in Saint-Nazaire, France, and is ready for delivery. The first boat in the class – Boracay – was loaded for delivery to the Philippines early June. Built by French shipbuilder Ocea, Panglao is one of four 24-meter patrol boats […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Bahrain Naval Force received its first upgraded Al-Manama class guided-missile patrol combatant in a ceremony on January 22 at the main navy base in Mina Salman. The FPB 62 patrol combatant was delivered by Italian defense company Leonardo after the company was awarded a modernization contract in 2015. The €50 million contract will see the […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction on the fourth Italian Navy Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) kicked off with a steel-cutting ceremony at Fincantieri’s Riva Trigoso Shipyard in Genoa on March 14. While being the fourth in its class, this ship will be the first in the “full” configuration, meaning it will be equipped with means to conduct air, surface and […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Industry news

      In a bid to plug gaps in its coastal security, India has signed a Rs.300 crore deal for importing 80 fast interceptor craft (FIC) for its navy’s specialised infantry force from a Sri Lankan shipyard. The contract was signed in the last week of September and it envisages delivery of the 80 boats by […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the navies of the US, the UK and France have kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Persian Gulf. “Mine laying poses a risk to naval ships as well as merchant shipping vessels,” the US 5th Fleet said in an announcement. “As mines threaten maritime traffic indiscriminately, the U.S., France […]