Hunter Class Frigate

Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP)

Image courtesy Department of Defence and BAE Systems Maritime Australia

BAE Systems Maritime Australia has been engaged to deliver nine Hunter Class Frigates, which will be one of the most advanced anti-submarine warships in the world.

The Hunter Class will provide Australia with the highest levels of lethality and deterrence whether operating independently or as part of a task force. It will have the range and endurance to operate effectively throughout the region, and also provides the flexibility to support non-warfare roles such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Prototyping for the HCFP commenced at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in December 2020.