Australia receives second Evolved Cape-class patrol boat

 

The second Evolved Cape-class patrol boat ADV Cape Peron (315). Photo c/o Austal.


The Royal Australia Navy (RAN) has formally received the second of eight Evolved Cape-class patrol boat from Australian shipbuilder Austal Ltd.


The ship, named ADV Cape Peron (315), was launched on 04 March 2022, and underwent a series of testing before handing over to the RAN.


The delivery highlights the critical importance of the vessel to improve the overall capabilities of the RAN, as well as Australia’s national naval shipbuilding enterprise.


The Evolved Cape-class patrol boats are 58 meters long and can accommodate up to 32 personnel, with improved quality of life systems and advanced sustainment intelligence systems compared to previous designs.


The class, together with the larger Arufara-class offshore patrol vessel, will be replacing the RAN’s fleet of Armidale-class patrol boats and will be used for border and fisheries protection, maritime law enforcement, and maritime defense missions.


The first of class, the ADV Cape Otway, was delivered to RAN last March 2022 after 18 months of construction.


Six more ships are in different stages of production, with all expected to be delivered by 2024.





[1] Austal

[2] Australia Defence Magazine

[3] The Defense Post

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