Austal to repair Australian patrol boats
Austal Australia has received a contract from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to provide a mid-life remediation programme to the RAN's Armidale Class Patrol Boat (ACPB) fleet, the company announced on 10 October.
Under the contract, Austal will undertake hull remediation and configuration changes and planned and corrective maintenance work on up to seven ACPBs from October 2016 at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard.
The ACPB is a 56m all-aluminium mono-hull patrol boat built by Austal. A total of 14 ACPBs were delivered in 2005-2007. They continue to be critical to the country's naval capability in the lead up to the arrival of the new Offshore Patrol Vessel fleet from 2020.
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