Australia forms up first Arafura-class OPV

Australia has marked another milestone with its Arafura-lass offshore patrol vessel (OPV) programme as two halves of the first-of-class have come together to form a complete hull.

The segments were built by Luerssen Australia and its South Australian partner, ASC, and were joined at Osborne Naval Shipyard.

The first Arafura-class OPV being formed up at Osborne Naval Shipyard

The coming together marks the largest industrial manoeuvre at Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia, a joint statement on 6 May by Linda Reynolds, the Australian Minister for Defence, and Melissa Price, the Australian Minister for Defence Industry, announced.

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