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Australia lays keel for 5th Arafura-class OPV Illawarra

Australia has held a keel laying ceremony for its fifth offshore patrol vessel (OPV) at the Henderson Maritime Precinct in Western Australia.

Australia launches first Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel

Australian has launched future HMAS Arafura, the lead ship of the Arafura class of offshore patrol vessels, at the Osborne Naval Shipyard...

Australia decommissions first Armidale-class patrol boat Pirie

Pirie is the first of two Armidales to be decommissioned this year as the navy prepares to transition to 12 Arafura-class OPVs.

Australia brings Arafura-class OPV enterprise under one roof

The OPV system program office at the Henderson maritime precinct will unite all stakeholders in the country's project to build 12 new OPVs.

Australia lays keel for third Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel

The Royal Australian Navy has held a keel-laying ceremony for its first Arafaura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) that will be built in...

Australia’s first Arafura-class OPV taking shape

Three ships in the class are already under construction

Australia unveils further OPV names as second unit starts construction

The future HMAS Eyre is scheduled for delivery in 2023.

Construction starts on Australia’s third Arafura-class OPV

A total of 12 OPVs in the class will be built, with deliveries starting in 2022.

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