BAE Systems has more than 2000 employees across Australia dedicated to delivering intelligent, capable and available assets to the Royal Australian Navy.
For decades, we have successfully delivered shipbuilding and sustainment outcomes to Navy through a range of alliance and partnership constructs.
Working side-by-side with the Commonwealth, industry, trusted suppliers and academia, we are primed to advance and safeguard Australia’s security and economic interests by offering a world-leading maritime capability that leverages cutting edge digital technologies and complex engineering-expertise to deliver a 21st century fleet.
BAE Systems Maritime Australia, a subsidiary of BAE Systems, is responsible for the design and build of nine anti-submarine warships, also known as the Hunter class frigates. Work is well underway on the program with prototyping now in progress and construction of the first frigate due to commence in 2022.
The Hunter program provides a strong foundation for a world-class, sustainable shipbuilding capability in Australia. It will create and sustain more than 5,000 jobs and contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy over the life of the program.