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Austal bags patrol boat sustainment contract

5th October 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Austal has received a contract worth up to $18 million from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for the sustainment of its Cape-class patrol boats, the company announced on 3 October.

The three-year sustainment contract for Cape Fourcroy and Cape Inscription will be in addition to work Austal is undertaking for the Australian Border Force (ABF).

The 58m Cape-class patrol boat was designed and built to meet the border protection and maritime security requirements of the ABF and RAN. They are deployed for the protection and surveillance of Australia's EEZ and maritime borders.

David Singleton, CEO at Austal, said: ‘We are very pleased to have received this vote of confidence from the RAN. We have invested heavily in people, software tools and our facilities in Cairns, Darwin and Henderson in recent years to develop the capability to deliver this service.’

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