Austal invites you to visit us at two defence exhibitions being held during the last week in October. Reflecting its global activities, Austal will have a major presence at both Euronaval, held in France, and Coastal Surveillance, held in Singapore.


Austal will be showcasing its ships, systems and support offerings on its stand at Euronaval, to be held in Paris from the 22 – 26 October 2012.

A model of the Cape Class Patrol Boat Austal currently under construction for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be on display. Designed, built and supported by Austal, the eight Cape Class Patrol Boats will play a significant role in protecting Australia’s borders from multiple maritime threats and will provide enhanced capability to operate in more severe sea conditions than the current Customs and Border Protection fleet. The 58 metre aluminium monohulls can operate at 25 knots and have a range in excess of 4000 nautical miles. Each can undertake simultaneous operations with two embarked 7.3 metre rigid hulled response vessels.

The project will also be the first use of Austal’s new IMARCS situational awareness and data collection system. IMARCS enables commanders to increase capability through the achievement of tactical and operational situational awareness; coordination of maritime, air and coastal units; sharing of sensor data among units on a single common operating picture; search and rescue, patrol area or task allocation; over the horizon communications; and enhanced safety, boarding operations and security alerts.

Austal is also displaying a model of its Multi Role Vessel (MRV), showcasing the latest in modular systems and advanced combat ship technology. Similar in concept to the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) designed and built by Austal for the United States Navy, the MRV utilises the advanced aluminium trimaran hull form. The MRV offers high speed, increased manoeuvrability, low crew fatigue, shallow draft, modular missions and aviation facilities for operations in a range of maritime environments.

Austal will be sharing a stand with Australian company CEA. Austal and CEA have enjoyed a close working relationship for a number of years, working together on several domestic and international projects including the Cape Class Patrol Boat.

Coastal Surveillance

Austal will have a major presence at the Coastal Surveillance 2012 Conference, to be held at Singapore Expo from October 30-31, 2012.

Austal Technical Manager, Tim Speer, will be presenting the current status of the Cape Class Patrol Boat Program.

Having also taken leading roles in the development and design of the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boats and the United States Navy’s Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessels, Mr Speer will also be able to provide detailed insight into those platforms.