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Australia’s Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPB) and its Proposed Philippine Variant

A Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) of the Australian Border Force (ABF). Photo courtesy of Austal.

In August 2018, the Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed that a deal with Austal is being finalized to build six (6) Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) in Cebu for the Philippine Navy (PN).1

A couple of days later, Austal revealed more details about the pending deal saying that they had submitted a proposal to the PN for a bigger and more capable variant of the Cape class vessels of Australia’s maritime forces,2 so let’s take a closer look at that ship.
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