Hunter class

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The Hunter class (British Type 26) is the youngest type of frigate in the Royal Australian Navy . The planned nine ships are to be put into service from 2027/28. They are built at the ASC shipyard ( ASC Shipbuilding ) in Osborne near Adelaide .


The selection of the Global Combat Ship from BAE Systems for the new nine-unit frigate class as part of the "Sea 5000" project was announced at the end of June 2018 by Australia's Prime Minister Turnbull . The contract is worth A $ 35 billion. The ships are to replace the ANZAC class . The losing competitors were modernized versions of the Spanish F-100 class and the Italian FREMM .


The Australian frigates differ from their British city-class sister ships in terms of their systems . Saab Australia is the supplier of the tactical interface of its "9LV Combat Management System", the mission control system itself is the American Aegis. They also have a "CEAFAR 2" phased array radar from CEA Technologies.


The first three units are named after personalities from Australian history.

Identifier Surname Launch Commissioning home port Whereabouts
F- HMAS Hunter planned
F- HMAS Flinders planned
F- HMAS Tasman planned
F- planned
F- planned
F- planned
F- planned
F- planned
F- planned

See also

Individual evidence

  1. BAE Systems to build nine next-generation frigates for Australia, Janes, June 29, 2018
  2. Saab Australia congratulates BAE Systems, looks forward to working on new Type 26 Frigates, UK Defense Journal, July 2, 2018
  3. Australia cleared to buy Aegis combat system for Type 26 Frigates, UK Defense Journal, June 29, 2018
  4. Australia officially announces $ 26B frigate contract. Here are the build details, Defense News, June 29, 2018