Sunday, May 7, 2017

Australia's newest Cape Class Patrol Boat joins Navy

Australian Government Media Releases for 8 May 2017

Australia's newest Cape Class Patrol Boat joins Navy | Department of Defence Ministers

The first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats has officially joined the Royal Australian Navy fleet.Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the new addition is a welcome boost for Navy and local defence industry.“Austal says the $63 million project employed around 400 people at its Henderson shipyard in Western Australia and more than 350 on top of that in its supply chain and subcontractor workforce,” Minister Pyne said.