29 Juni 2018

BAE Awarded $35bn SEA 5000 Future Frigate Contract

29 Juni 2018

Type 26 equipped with the CEA phased array radar. (image : savetheroyalnavy)

BAE Systems will equip the Royal Australian Navy with a fleet of nine highly-advanced frigates, transforming not only the Navy but Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding capabilities.

The new ships – called the Hunter Class – will be built in Australia using Australian steel, and signal a dramatic shift in both combat and industrial capability.

BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship has been locked in competition against Spanish shipbuilder Navantia, with its evolved Hobart Class/F-100, and Italy’s Fincantieri, with its FREMM frigate, to secure the hotly-contested SEA 5000 Future Frigates program.

The Type 26 is currently in production for the UK's Royal Navy, with the program running five years ahead of the Australian SEA 5000 Future Frigates project.

The first Australian vessel will now be the fourth of class. The first ship for the Royal Navy cut steel last year in Glasgow and is due to hit the water in 2020.

The next-generation frigates will provide the Australian Defence Force with “the highest levels of lethality and deterrence our major surface combatants need in periods of global uncertainty”, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.

The Type 26 is touted as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-centric vessel and a sound addition to Australia’s naval capabilities.

Mission bay located forward of the hangar which can embark additional sea boats, an unmanned aerial system, or an extra helicopter. (image : BAE Systems)

The Hunter Class will have the capability to conduct a variety of missions independently, or as part of a task group, with sufficient range and endurance to operate effectively throughout the region, according to Prime Minister Turnbull.

The ships will include the incorporation of the leading-edge Australian-developed CEA phased array radar and the US Navy’s powerful Aegis combat management system. With an Australian interface developed by Saab Australia, the Hunter Class will be one of the most capable multi-role warships in the world.

As a responsible regional actor, Australia's future frigates will also have the flexibility to support non-warfare roles such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

This $35 billion program will create 4,000 jobs throughout Australia and deliver unprecedented local and global opportunities for businesses large and small.

Deepening sovereign shipbuilding capability

The program provides a unique opportunity to not just strengthen but guarantee Australia's naval shipbuilding sovereignty.

BAE System's Hunter Class of frigates will be built by ASC Shipbuilding at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia.

The Rolls-Royce Mission Bay Handling System will enable efficient movement within the mission bay of a wide variety of payloads including cargo, munitions, assorted crafts and containerised mission modules. (image : Rolls Royce)

ASC Shipbuilding, currently wholly owned by the Commonwealth, will become a subsidiary of BAE Systems.

This subsidiary status will ensure that BAE Systems is fully responsible and accountable for the timely delivery of the frigates and guarantees the work will be carried out by Australian workers and create Australian jobs, the Prime Minister said.

BAE Systems expects the Australian industry content (AIC) for the Hunter Class build will be 65-70 per cent, which will create and secure thousands of jobs for decades.

As part of its commitment to developing Australia's sovereign shipbuilding capability, BAE Systems has prequalified over 500 Australian businesses from every state and territory to be in the Hunter Class supply chain.

The build will draw on partners, including Rolls-Royce for example, which will provide the Type 26 powerplant, as detailed on the Defence Connect Podcast early this month.

The Commonwealth government will retain a sovereign share in ASC Shipbuilding while BAE manages the program, the Prime Minister said.

At the end of the program the Commonwealth will resume complete ownership of ASC Shipbuilding, thereby ensuring the retention in Australia of intellectual property, a highly skilled workforce and the associated equipment.

According to the Prime Minister, this will ensure that, by the conclusion of the frigate build, ASC Shipbuilding will be a strategic national asset capable of independently designing, developing and leading the construction of large, complex naval warships.

This agreement will not affect the Offshore Patrol Vessels, Air Warfare Destroyers, or the sustainment of the Collins Class submarines, and will not preclude ASC Group from pursuing future shipbuilding opportunities.

The Hunter Class will begin entering service in the late 2020s replacing the eight Anzac Class frigates, which have been in service since 1996.


24 komentar:

  1. This $35 billion program will create 4,000 jobs throughout Australia....hmmm

  2. The real poros maritim dunia

    1. Ausi singapore bukan poros maritim dunia tapi ingin menghabisa indonesia .

    2. Dan lu sampah rasis yang mau adu domba Indonesia..πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  3. kapal yg lain cuma lucu lucuan aja

  4. ini britanya gimana sech, maren ktnya delay..hadeeuhh haha!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

    beli hermes aja dech yg cepet haha!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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    laut hawaii cakep bner yak, biruuuww asoyyy haha!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  6. Gek opone sing marahi larange puoll....kamongko legenda "IVER" kae iso bangun kapal kanthi ragad sing miringπŸ€”

    1. 35 billion = 35 miliar =

      35.000 juta

      1 unit fregat hitunglah lengkap senjata 700 juta

      35.000 / 700 = 50 unit

      Apa Ausi bercita2 bikin 50 unit fregat ?

      Daripada gitu, lebih baik Ausi invest industri perkapalan di RI, bisa dapat lebih murah dan lebih banyak, tenaga ahli perkapalan di RI juga lebih banyak, upah mungkin lebih murah daripada harus bayar orang Ausi.

      Untungnya juga lebih gede.

    2. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

    3. ...itu itungannya dalam kurs rupiah atau dollar bro ?

      ...karena diatas itu dalam kurs dollar $ 35 billion... Xixixixixixi :D

    4. ...contoh $ 1 = Rp 14.000,-

      ...$ 35 billion = $ 35 milyar

      ...$ 35 milyar x Rp 14.000,- = Rp 490 Trilyun atau 490.000.000,- juta...

      ...Xixixixixixi :D

    5. Kalau kata forum Ustrali..itu dalam Australian Dollar. Jadi kalau di kurs'in 350 triliun.

      Kalau disana bikin proyek..costnya termasuk untuk fleet sustainment selama masa pakai..alias udah ngitung biaya training dan suku cadang..serta biaya infratruktur pendukung..bukan cuma biaya bangun kapalnya aja..

    6. Nah ini saya setuju dg komen mas antek barat....komennya mas ngitung, sori gak pas dihatiπŸ€—

  7. ...Ken Orok...Ausy sama Singopo mau menghabisi Indonesia, nggak salah tuch ?

    Xixixixixixi :D

    ...mungkin butuh paling sedikit 5 hari untuk mengalahkan semua 3 matra TNI...itupun kalau Inggris dan Amerika ikut turun tangan,

    ...tapi butuh 500 tahun untuk mengalahkan semua RAKYAT INDONESIA...merdekaaaaaa !!!

    1. Ken orok tuh itu budak malon yg nyamar jd orang indonesia bro

  8. ...Ausy cs harus MENEMBUS 4 lapis PILAR NKRI ;



    3. PASUKAN BAYANGAN ( paling berbahaya )


    ...yakin nich, mau menghabisi Indonesia ? Xixixixixixi :D

    1. Pasukan bayangan tu opo toh bro

    2. ...salah satunya yang memberi ILMU LADUNI kepada kopassus, itu saja contoh kecilnya..." dan masih banyak lagi yang lainnya " ( ngutip sedikit lirik lagu rhoma irama )

      ...Xixixixixixi :D