Austal launches first of 21 Guardian patrol boat gifts for Australia’s Pacific neighbours

Austal has launched the first of 21 new Pacific Patrol Boats – named the Guardian Class – at Henderson in WA. Picture: THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

CANBERRA – Austal has launched the first of its Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boats, floating the first vessel in the $335 million (US$255) contract. The 39.5m patrol boat will be gifted to Papua New Guinea later this year, and is the first of 21 new watercraft destined for Australia’s regional neighbours under the program. Chief executive […]

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