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Source: Australian Government – Minister of Defence

Joint media release

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP

The Morrison Government is investing around $350 million for the build program of six new Cape Class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. 

The vessels will be built by Western Australian company Austal, securing Australian shipbuilding jobs and maintaining strong border protection.

The Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape Class Patrol Boats, while the Navy operates two leased Cape Class.