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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 24 June 2005
Total Production: 14
Origin: Australia
Corporations: Austal
Parent System: Armidale
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 24 June 2005
Total Production: 14
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Description: The Armidale-class of aluminum patrol boats were ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to protect the northern coast of Australia. Its primary mission is to intercept and apprehend vessels in a greater range of sea conditions than the earlier patrol boats classes. The weapon system has been specifically designed to face terrorist threats and to protect naval forces. These offshore patrol vessels also feature enhanced maneuverability to catch up elusive crafts. Austal shipyard in Henderson, Australia, built 14 vessels for the RAN commissioned between mid-2005 and early 2008.

The Armidale-class patrol boats are equipped with the Toplite surveillance and targeting payload and the Typhoon MK 25 naval gun system equipped with the medium caliber Bushmaster cannon. Mating Toplite targeting system and Typhoon stabilized gun, they will be able to effectively defeat surface threats in a variety of sea conditions. Besides, these ships are equipped with two 12.7mm M2HB heavy machine guns. The propulsion system consist of two MTU 16V M70 diesel engines developing 2,320 KW each. The aluminum-made hull features sea state active ride control system based on hydraulic stabilizer fins and stern trim tabs.

Armidale Specifications

Enlisted: 22
Officers: 7
Beam: 9.50 meter (31.2 foot)
Draft: 2.70 meter (8.86 foot)
Length: 57 meter (186 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 25 millimeter
Fuel Consumption
Average Fuel Weight Consumption: 900 kg/hr
Max Range: 3,000 nautical mile (5,556 kilometer)
Total Combined Power: 4,620 kW (6,193 hp)
Loiter Speed: 10 knot
Top Speed: 25 knot (46 kph)
Full Displacement: 305 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Armidale News

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on 11 Dec 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for Six Newbuilds in Australia

Operators & Related Equipment

Dec 201413

Grand Total 141
Cannons & Gear
Typhoon Mk 25x1
Sensor Systems

Armidale Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P83 HMAS Armidale-24 Jun 2005-
P85 HMAS Bathurst-10 Feb 2006-
P91 HMAS Bundaberg-3 Mar 200719 Dec 2014
P86 HMAS Albany-15 Jul 2006-
P87 HMAS Pirie-29 Jul 2006-
P88 HMAS Maitland-29 Sep 2006-
P89 HMAS Ararat-10 Nov 2006-
P94 HMAS Launceston-22 Sep 2007-
P84 HMAS Larrakia-10 Feb 2006-
P92 HMAS Wollongong-23 Jun 2007-
P93 HMAS Childers-7 Jul 2007-
P96 HMAS Glenelg-2008-
P95 HMAS Maryborough-8 Dec 2007-
P90 HMAS Broome-10 Feb 2007-

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