Topic: Hunter Class (FFG)

Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

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An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program, to supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program.

Suppliers sought for frigate program

Published on by Mr Alex Wilson (author)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers, providing an update on opportunities available with the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

Keeping the SEA 5000 project on track

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An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate. (photo: Stephen Mchugh)

An artist's impression of the Hunter Class frigate.

With a work trip to the UK ending early because of COVID-19, and after two weeks of self-isolation, Chen Xu is happy to be back at work in her role as the Commercial Director for the SEA 5000 Phase 1 Hunter Class Frigate Project.

“It’s a game changer” - Navy members excited by Future Frigate force

Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett with members of NUSHIP Brisbane at the Future Frigate announcement in Adelaide, South Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett with members of NUSHIP Brisbane at the Future Frigate announcement in Adelaide, South Australia.

Navy people are taking in the news on Friday that UK firm BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the largest peacetime naval shipping construction project in Australia’s history.

Hunter Class commission new era for Navy’s future force

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN; Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP; and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP, at the announcement of nine Hunter Class Future Frigates in Adelaide, SA. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN; Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, MP; and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Christopher Pyne, MP, at the announcement of nine Hunter Class Future Frigates in Adelaide, SA.

Navy’s future frigates will be known as ‘Hunter Class’ with the Chief of Navy confirming the first of the Hunter Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFG) to be commissioned in the late 2020s.

 

Future Frigate tenderer confirmed

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BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer with the Global Combat Ship - Australia for the Navy's future frigate capability. (photo: )

BAE Systems has been selected as the preferred tenderer with the Global Combat Ship - Australia for the Navy's future frigate capability.

The Turnbull Government will deliver one of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warfare frigates, create 4000 Australian jobs and secure a local naval shipbuilding industry for decades to come.