Austal will supply the Government of Timor-Leste with two Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB), increasing the number of vessels to be built under Australia’s SEA 3036 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) programme to 21.
The first vessel is already under construction, and is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2018.
Austal received a contract for the vessels in May 2016, which is worth $305m. The deal includes associated in-service support.
L3 Technologies has secured a contract from the US Navy to design next-generation Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUV).
The vehicles will be equipped with the latest communications, mission planning, autonomy, navigation, and cybersecurity equipment, as well as anti-tamper capabilities.
As part of the contract, L3 will provide the fixed ashore command and mobile command centres, as well as forward operating base support systems to the vehicle.