Thursday, July 16, 2020

Austal has launched the first High Speed Support Vessels being built for the Oman

Recommended

U.S. Navy awards Insitu multi-year contract for RQ-21A Blackjack production

Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc is awarded a three-year contract for up to 63 RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and...

Oman to acquire K2 Black Panther tanks from South Korea

According to Belgian "Army Recognition" magazine citing the Pulse News website, Oman looks to acquire K2 main battle tanks from South Korea. South Korean Defense...

Oman receives the first batch of PARS III 8×8 armoured fighting vehicles

The Omani Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received the first batch of PARS III 8×8 armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) developed by Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer FNSS...

DSCA announces $700M in proposed sales to Kuwait, Oman, Qatar

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency this week announced $700 million worth of proposed foreign military sales to Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. That reported by insidedefense.com. On...

Oman Requests 400 TOW 2 Missiles

The Sultanate of Oman has requested more than 400 TOW 2 missiles as part of its ground defense integration program, according to the US...

Austal (ASX:ASB) has launched the first of two 72m High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV’s) being built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO)

Hull 390 – the future RNOV Al Mubshir was successfully launched after 13 months of construction and fitout at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard.

Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the on-schedule launching of the first HSSV demonstrates Austal’s proven capability to design, construct (and support) large, multiple naval vessel programs; locally, globally, successfully.

- Advertisement -

Mr Bellamy commented “From our defence portfolio, Austal is currently contracted to deliver ten 127m Frigate-sized Littoral Combat Ships and ten 103m Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessels to the United States Navy – as well as two OPV-sized 72m High Speed Support Vessels, here in Western Australia for the Royal Navy of Oman.”

“Our track record here in Australia and overseas clearly supports Austal’s strong proposition that we can effectively and efficiently deliver the Australian Government’s Future Frigate and Offshore Patrol Vessel programs,” Mr Bellamy added.

Based on the proven Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) platform – previously known as the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) – the HSSV offers a range of capabilities to support naval operations, including helicopter operations, rapid deployment of military personnel and cargo, search and rescue operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief missions.

Austal was awarded the US$124.9 million contract for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of the two HSSV’s in March 2014 and construction commenced in August 2014.

This first HSSV will now complete final fitout before sea trials, prior to delivery to the RNO early in 2016. The second HSSV is under construction and is on schedule for completion in mid 2016.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

TRENDING NOW

Related News

U.S. Air Force shows off its SRTV vehicle in action during JBER Salutes

As part of an approved training mission, JBER-based U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard units are taking part in the JBER Salutes, a...

U.S. Air Force launched dozens of C-130s in largest ‘elephant walk’ exercise

On Tuesday, the U.S Air Force conducted the largest ‘elephant walk’ exercise, launching approximately 40 C-130 military transport aircraft in a row. An ‘Elephant Walk’...

U.S. Navy takes new steps to buy new unmanned mine hunters

The U.S. Navy intends to issue a solicitation for the design, development, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV), also known as...

Russia develops new light air-transportable armored vehicle

Russia’s Military Industrial Company has unveiled the new state-of-the-art family of armored vehicles can carry out a wide variety of missions, including reconnaissance, command...