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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Australian Customs And Border Protection Service News

Kelvin Hughes Appoints AMS as Rep

Press release -  Kelvin Hughes has appointed prime contractor Australian Maritime Systems (AMS) with headquarters in Brisbane, Australia to act as its sales representative and provide service operations across Australia and New Zealand. The agreement will allow Kelvin Hughes to increase service and support to its client portfolio across the region, which includes the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. As a defence distributor…

Cape Class Patrol Boat - Cape Jervis in foreground, Cape Sorell & Cape Nelson in background

Austal Launches 5th CCP Boat

Austal launched yesterday its fifth in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. Cape Jervis is the fifth of eight 58-metre patrol boats that are being delivered to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) by Austal as Prime Contractor under a design, build and in-service sustainment contract, valued at approximately $330 million. Under the contract, Austal is also using its in-house expertise to develop and integrate sophisticated electronic systems for command, control and communication.

ADF Personnel Recognized with Bravery Awards

The Chief of the Defense Force General David Hurley AC, DSC has commended 19 Australian Defense Force (ADF) members who were formally recognized for their bravery and devotion to duty in perilous circumstances. The Governor-General of Australia Her Excellency the Honorable Quentin Bryce AC, CVO awarded a Group Bravery Citation to ADF and Australian and Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) personnel who rescued people from a suspected illegal entry vessel off Christmas…

Naming Ceremony: Photo credit Austal

Austal's First Cape-class Patrol Boat Named

The 'Cape St George' has been named during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. Cape St George is the first of eight new boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a design, construct and in-service support contract valued at approximately A$330 million. The naming ceremony was attended by the Australian Special Minister for State, the Hon. Gary Gray AO; and former President of the Australian Senate Margaret Reid AO, who officially named the vessel.

Austal Trimaran in Background: Photo credit Austal

Austal Welcomes Defence Delegation

Austal receives a high profile defence delegation, including the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence, at its Western Australian facility. The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, was accompanied by Australia’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Stephen Smith, MP; Australia’s Chief of Defence Force, General David Hurley, AC, DSC; Australia’s Defence Secretary, Mr Dennis Richardson, AO and other defence personnel from both the United Kingdom and Australia.

Cape-class Patrol Boat: Photo credit Austal

Austal Lanches First Cape-class Patrol Boat

Austal launch the first-in-a-series Cape Class Patrol Boat at the company's Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia. The vessel is the first of eight new boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a design, construct and in-service support contract valued at approximately A$330 million. The ceremony marked the first time the boat has been lowered into the water. Following maritime tradition, specially minted coins were placed under the keel block of the vessel as a symbol of good fortune in June 2012.

Agreement Handshake: Photo credit Austal

Austal Aquisition Expands Asia-Pacific Capabilities

HKME is a leading engineering service provider in northern Australia with well-established operations supporting the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. HKME also has strong relationships with oil and gas sector participants. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the acquisition signals Austal’s commitment to supporting RAN and Customs and Border Protection operations. “Supporting the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is core to Austal’s long-term success.

U.S. Navy Funds Two More Austal-Built LCS

Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by $691 million dollars as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. The contract options fund construction of the Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Omaha (LCS 12), the third and fourth ships in the 10 ship block buy award made to an Austal-led team in December 2010. That 10 ship program is potentially worth over $3.5 billion. Reflecting its growing stature in naval shipbuilding, Austal USA now holds confirmed contracts for 14 U.S.