Navantia offers new corvette design to Australia
With the review of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) surface fleet not due to be published until early in 2024, the speculation about the new warship Australia could choose for the ‘Tier 2’ requirement has reached fever pitch. Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has joined the fray with its new Tasman-class corvette design.
At 109.6m-long, 15.4m-wide and displacing about 3,600 tons the new corvette will be fitted with a full spectrum of anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
Pablo Menendez, head of corporate strategy at shipbuilder Navantia Australia, told Shephard that the ship was based on the Avante 2200 corvette design being
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