Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne today confirmed that the Competitive Evaluation Processes have now commenced for the Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).
“The Turnbull Government is committed to ensuring Australia has a strong and sustainable shipbuilding industry. We are getting on with the job,’’ Minister Payne said.
“Defence is now conducting an analysis of mature ship designs for each project.
“This approach will enable Government to better understand the options for delivery of these important ADF capabilities.”