@Austal 🇦🇺 has welcomed Chief of Timor-Leste Defence Force, LTGEN Falur Rate Laek, to the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Production Facility in Naval Base, WA; laying the keel of 1st of 2x Guardian-class Patrol Boats for Timor-Leste, the future NRDTL Aitana.
Eight ECCPB's are to be delivered to the RAN over 2022 - 2024, while 21 x GCPB's are to be delivered to the Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence) under the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project. The Australian Government is gifting all 21 GCPB's to 12 Pacific Island nations and Timor Leste over 2018-2023.
My article "Cantiere Navale Vittoria OPV P71 – New capabilities for the Maritime Squadron of the Armed Forces of Malta" in the new Jul/Aug issue of @warshipworld magazine by @NavyBooks! A big thank to CNV and the Armed Forces of #Malta for the support, with material and info! 😊